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40 Cards in this Set

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ABSCOND
To leave secretly.
ATTENUATE
To reduce in force or degree; to weaken
CAPRICIOUS
Changing one's mind quickly and often
CAUSTIC
Biting in wit
CHICANERY
Deception by means of craft or guile
DESULTORY
Jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
DIFFIDENT
Lacking self-confidence
DILLETANTE
Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
EXIGENT
urgent; requiring immediate action
FOMENT
To arouse of incite
ICONOCLAST
One who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
INCHOATE
Not fully formed; disorganized
INIMICAL
Hostile, unfriendly
INTRANSIGENT
Uncompromisingl refusing to be reconciled
MALINGER
To evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
OBDURATE
Hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
OBVIATE
To prevent; to make unnecessary
OCCLUDE
To stop up; to prevent the passage of
ONEROUS
Troublesome and oppresive; burdensome
OPPROBRIUM
Public disgrace
PARAGON
Model of excellence or perfection
PEDANT
Someone who shows off learning
PERFIDIOUS
Willing to betray one's trust
PREVARICATE
To lie or deviate from the truth
PROPITIATE
To conciliate; to appease
QUIESCENT
Motionless
RAREFY
To make thinner or sparser
SOPORIFIC
Causing sleep or lethargy
SPECIOUS
Deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
TORPOR
Extreme mental and physical sluggishness
ELEEMOSYNARY
Charitable
ABJURE
To renounce on oath
ABLUTION
Act of cleansing
ABROGATE
To abolish by formal means
ABSTRUSE
Hard to understand; secret; hidden
ACCRETION
An increase by natural growth
ACRIMONIOUS
Caustic; stinging or biting in nature
ADJURE
To beg or command
ADVENTITIOUS
Accidental
APOSTASY
A total desertion of one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc.