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55 Cards in this Set

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mentor
N. wise advisor
mundane
ADJ. typical of the ordinary (also: wordly as opposed to spiritual)
bizarre
ADJ. strinkingly unusual; fantastic
charlatan
N. fake
discerning
ADJ. perceptive; showing insight and judgement
deleterious
ADJ. harmful
morose
ADJ. ill-humored; sullen
abberation
N. something different from the normal or usual
chicanery
N. trickery; fraud
unadulterated
ADJ. absolutely pure
sporadically
ADV. occuring irrgularly
cognition
N. mental process by which knowledge is aquired
tedious
ADJ. boring; tiring
didactic
ADJ. instructional; teaching
prodigious
ADJ. enormous (also: extraordinary)
denotation
N. direct meaning of a word
lexicon
N. lexicon
ignominy
N. great personal dishonor or humilation
arcane
ADJ. known only by a few; obscure
gargantuan
ADJ. huge
eccentric
ADJ. odd; deviating from the normal
pedestrian
ADJ. ordinary; commonplace
daunting
ADJ. frightening; intimidating; discouraging
explicit
ADJ. very clear; definite
saga
N. prose narrative
quiescent
ADJ. still; inactive
revelry
N. boisterous festivity
novel
ADJ. new or original
squander
V. to waste
ritual
N. detailed procedure regularly followed )also: the prescribed form of conducting a ceremony)
preambulate
V. to stroll
redundant
ADJ. unnecessarily repetitive; exceeding what is necessary
prescient
ADJ. having knowledge of events before they occur
foresight
N. concern with respect to the future (also: the ability to foresee)
sustain
V. to maintain (also: support; uphold; undergo)
garrulous
ADJ. very talkative
peregrinate
V. to wander from place to place
expound
V. to explain by presenting in detail
peripatetic
ADJ. moving from place to place
digress
V. to stray from the main topic
bibliophile
ADJ. book lover
tome
N. book (usually large and scholarly)
pundit
N. authority or critic
obsolescent
ADJ. becoming obsolete (for example, no longer used)
tenuous
ADJ. weak; insubstantial
missive
N. letter
caricature
N. exaggerated portrait
travesty
N. highly inferior imitation
erudition
N. deep learning
predilection
N. preference; disposition
puerile
ADJ. childish; immature
lofty
ADJ. elevated in nature; noble
peruse
V. to examine
articulate
ADJ. speaking in clear and expressive language
sophisticated
ADJ. having worldly knowledge or refinement (also: complex)