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58 Cards in this Set

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imprimatur
formal approval
incisive
sharp, cutting, direct (think incision)
inclined
angled/favoring a certain point of view
induce
to persuade/bring about (induicement =persuasion)
infatuated
foolishly passionate
intelligible
understandable
jest
joke or funny action
to joke or tease
jocular
humorous/joking
judicious
wise/appropriate not extreme
kudos
honor/glory
laud
to praise
laureate
deserving honor/an honored person
levity
humor
luminary
a famous person
marvel
to be amazed at/something causing wonder
meticulous
precise/detatiloed
mirth
good cheer/happineess
notable
remarkable
novel
new/unusual
oblige
to do a favor/require
panegyric
speech full or praise
paragon
a model of excellence
paramount
most important
plaudit
to praise
plausiblle
believalbe/likely opposite=implausible
predilection
special liking/preference
proclivity
natural tendency/preference
prodigy
genius
profound
deep/full of meaning
propensity
special liking/preference
protagonist
main character
prudent
careful/cautious
rave
a highly positive review/express enthusiasm about
redoubtable
intimidating
regard
attention/respect
relish
enjoyment/to enjoy
revere
respect greatly
rhapsody
enthusiastic expression of joy
romantic
a dremaer/idealistic/involving love
sage
wise. a wise person, also an herb and words sagacious/sagacity
savant
one who knows alot
savor
to enjoy/taste smell of something
savvy
well informed/experienced
scrupulous
strictly honest
shrewd
smart
slant
to favor one point of view/bias
substance
matter/validity/reality
substantiate=to prove/confirm
substantial=large/real
tout
advertise/higly praise
transcend
go beyond
tribute
gratitude/honor
venerate
to worship, venerable=deserving respect
vivacity
enery/liveliness
wary
cautious/watchful
watershed
critical or turning point
whim
sudden/random desire
whimsical= unpredictable
wit
cleverness/humor
yearn
desire strongly
zeal
enthusiasm (zealous, enthusiastic)