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100 Cards in this Set

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agree, comply
acquiesce
a purchase of something good or useful
acquisition
insight, sharpness
acuity
caution, scold
admonish
selflessness
altruism
vague, unclear, having a double meaning
ambiguous
of two minds
ambivalent
shapeless
amorphous
aversion, dislike
antipathy
ascetic, strict
austere
generous, benevolent
beneficient
tempo, pace
cadence
frankness
candor
impulsive, whimsical
capricious
evasive talk
circumlocution
cautious, guarded
circumspect
fuse, combine
coalesce
conversational, everyday speech
colloquial
pacifying, mollifying
conciliatory
arrogance, superciliousness
condescension
existing from birth
congenital
scornful
contemptuous
argumentative, controversial
contentious
period of recovery
convalescence
courteous respect
deference
prudence, careful judgment
discretion
rambling, digressive
discursive
scorn, contempt
disdain
exemption, distribution
dispensation
gushing, overenthusiastic
effusive
mournful
elegiac
blissful (fields of paradise in classical mythology)
Elysian
puzzle
enigma
an earnest request
entreaty
transitory, fleeting
ephemeral
of a short, clever, often paradoxical poem or saying
epigrammatic
mild or vague expression
euphemism
urge strongly
exhort
explanatory
expository
enthusiastic
exuberant
fertile, fruitful
fecund
pretended (v), artificial (adj)
feigned
glib, dismissive, lacking seriousness or proper respect
flippant
premonition (n), ominous (adj)
foreboding
trivial, inappropriately silly
frivolous
fluent but insincere and shallow
glib
reluctant
grudging
arrogant
haughty
honor, respect
homage
characteristic of a particular language
idiomatic
illegal
illicit
impenetrable, unaffected
impervious
just beginning
incipient
penetrating, clear and sharp
incisive
laziness
indolence
persuaded by influence or logic
induced
natural, inborn
innate
excessive, disorderly
inordinate
rude, impudent
insolent
using few words, concise
laconic
lethargy, weariness
languor
dormant, hidden
latent
high, elevated, exalted, haughty, proud
lofty
saad, gloomy, mournful
lugubrious
budding, emerging
nascent
all knowing
omniscient
narrowly or ostentatiously learned, unimaginative
pedantic
present throughout
pervasive
wicked, contrary
perverse
devout, reverent (ironic=hypocritically religious)
pious
pompous, showy, affected
pretentious
ancient (from the first age of the world)
primeval
depth, insight
profundity
careful, discreet
prudent
questioning, doubting
querying
disgust, revulsion
repugnance
criticism, rebuke, blame
reproof
reserve, discretion, holding back, not saying all one knows or feels
reticence
admire greatly, worship
revere
cynical, mocking
sardonic
misgiving, qualm (related to concern about the morality of an action)
scruple
worldly, not spiritual or sacred
secular
inciting to rebellion
seditious
abjectly submissive, slavish
servile
loud and harsh
strident
humbly imploring, a person who implores
suppliant
nourishment, livelihood
sustenance
cheap and gaudy
tawdry
brief, concise, abrupt, curt
terse
easily alarmed, timid
timorous
sluggishness, inactivity, apathy
torpor
surpassing others, lying beyong the ordinary rande of perception
transcendent
ephemeral, a traveler briefly passing through
transient
commonplace, pedestrian, hackneyed, cliched
trite
a final demand with dire consequences if ignored
ultimatum
incessant
unremitting
intensely emotional
vehement
vengeful
vindictive
showing masculine strength and vigor
virile
immoral or unchaste, reckless, cruel, unrestrained or excessive
wanton