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23 Cards in this Set

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Banality
Dreary commonplace and often predictable
Facetious
Playfully jocular; humorous
Supperate
To excrete pus
Austere
Sever or stern in disposition or appearance
Ascetic
Renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, esp. as an act of religious devotion
Tocsin
A bell used to sound an alarm
Objurgations
To scold or rebuke sharply; berate
Recrudescence
To break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence
Obscurantism
A policy of withholding information from the public. A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness
Sate
To satisfy (an appetite) fully
Epical
(aka epic) constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition"
Sundering
To break or wrench apart; sever
Prate
To talk idly and at length; chatter
Mummer
A masked or costumed merrymaker, esp. at a festival
Fillip
A snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. Something trivial or of little importance.
Cupidities
Excessive desire, esp. for wealth; covetousness or avarice
Veracity
truth
Harangue
A long pompous speech, esp. one delivered before a gathering
Expatiating
To speak or write at lenth: Expatiated on the subject until everyone was bored
Embrocation
The act or process of moistening and rubbing a part of the body with lotion
Parapet
A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
Flail
A manual threshing device consisting of a long wooden handle or staff and a shorter, free-swinging stick attached to its end.
Scourge
A means of inflicting severe suffeing, vengeance, or punishment. A whip used to inflict punishment.