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151 Cards in this Set

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chimerical
visionary, imaginary, fantastic
prelude
introduction
delude
to fool
palliate
alleviate, relieve without curing
recondite
secret, hidden, obscure
indifference
lack of concern
escalation
an increase, intensification
appellation
a name
demur
to object
connubial
related to marriage
fabricate
to lie, concoct
covert
secret, hidden
plight
predicament, dangerous situation
juxtapose
to place side by side
nirvana
freedom from care and pain, Buddhist heaven
metamorphosis
change
desultory
occuring by chance, disconnected
ascetic
one who practices self-denial and devotion
penance
atonement for sin
decadence
decay
supplication
earnest prayer
fulsome
excessive, insincere
obsequious
seeking favor, fawning
indoctrinate
to teach certain principles
scion
child, descendant
levity
lightness of disposition
unabated
without subsiding
maudlin
sentimental
puissant
powerful
trenchant
keen, incisive
vicissitudes
difficulties
extant
still existing
abstemious
moderate in eating or drinking
disparate
different
omnivorous
eating any kind of food
repose
state of rest
redolent
fragrant
nebulous
unclear, vague
indict
accuse
reviled
scolded
rife
widespread
balk
to refuse to move
pecuniary
financial
parsimonious
miserly
mendacious
lying, untrue
fiat
an official order, a decree
exonerate
to free from guilt
coup
revolution
profligate
wasteful
megalomania
abnormal desire for wealth and power
conjugal
relating to marriage
peregrination
travel on foot
itinerant
wandering, moving or traveling from place to place
latent
lying hidden
romp
to move in a lively manner
buff
a fan, follower
inherent
inborn
deem
believe, to judge
urbane
polished, witty
myriad
contless number
innate
natural
enigma
riddle
deploy
to position forces according to a plan
gullible
easily cheated or fooled
attest
to certify
exult
rejoice greatly
hoax
deception
murky
dark, obscure
fraught
filled
assiduous
devoted, attentive
manifold
complex, many
fallacious
misleading
concoct
devise
subterfuge
ruse, trick
consummate
complete, of the highest degree
temerity
foolish boldness
cupidity
greed
coterie
small group having something in common
cache
secret hiding place
embellish
adorn, touch up
altruistic
unselfish
antithesis
exact opposite
frugal
thrifty
sedentary
largely inactive, accustomed to sitting
bulwark
protection
prolific
producing abundantly
interloper
an unauthorized person
cursory
hasty, not thorough
gregarious
sociable
epithet
descriptive name
asperity
harshness of temper
paragon
model of excellence
fetter
to hamper
declaim
speak loudly
extrinsic
foreign, coming from outside
preclude
prevent
abrogate
abolish
culpable
deserving blame
recant
withdraw previous statements
liquidation
disposal of, killing
complicity
partnership in wrongdoing
sinecure
soft job, easy comfortable position
singular
extraordinary
stentorian
loud
precipitate
hasten, make happen more quickly
incisive
acute, sharply perceptive
raze
destory
repulse
drive back
supine
lying on the back
relegate
assign to an inferior position
overt
open
inveigh
attack verbally
inchoate
in an early stage
curtail
to cut short
surmise
guess
propitious
favorable
permeate
to spread through
incredulous
skeptical
premise
grounds for a conclusion
viable
practicable, workable
subterranean
underground
eventuate
to result finally
subjugate
conquer
haven
place of safety
surreptitious
stealthy, accomplished by secret
importune
ask urgently
fractious
quarrelsome
truncated
cut short
anathema
something greatly detested
expunge
erase
nominal
slight
remuneration
reward, pay
integral
essential
ilk
kind, sort
fortuitous
accidental
inhibition
restraint
diatribe
bitter criticism
quip
joke
lurid
sensational
obviate
do away with, eliminate
conjecture
guess
rash
too hasty, reckless
sporadic
occasional
lax
carless, negligent
domicile
home
coerce
to force
corroborate
confirm, support
phlegmatic
calm, hard to rouse to action
sanguine
optimistic
inundate
to flood
poignant
moving, painful to the feelings