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61 Cards in this Set

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lassitude
weariness of body or mind
vitrolic
sarcastic;highly caustic
precipitate
to cause or bring abot hastily, suddenly or prematurely
decadence
decline, decay or deterioration
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from course or decision
simulate
to show the outer signs of
jaded
wearied worn out, dullied
umbrage
offense resentment
prerogative
a special right or priveldge
lurid
causing shock or horror
transcend
to rise above beyond, exceed
provincial
narrow in mind or outlook
petulant
easily irritated and upset
petulant
easily irritated and upset
unctuous
excessively smooth, oily or smug
meritorous
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favorable acceptance by others
epitome
a summary, condensed account
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnstly
drivel
foolish, aimless talk or thinking, nonsense
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
surmise
to guess
intrinsic
essential
occult
magical;supernatural
millennium
a period of 1000 yrs; period of great joy peace or prosperity
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain something desired
permeate
to spread through, penetrate soak through
stringent
strict severe
interloper
an intruder
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion
innuendo
a hint
coalition
a combination, a merger
elicit
to draw forth
hiatus
a gap, opening
assuage
to make easier, milder calm
Commiserate
to sympathize with, to have pity or sorrow for
acculturation
the modification of the social patterns, traits or structures of one group or society by contact with another
circuitous
roundabout- not direct
ferment
a state of great excitement
pecualte
to steal something that has been given into one's trust
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
nominal
existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
seditious
resistant to lawful authority
tenuous
thin, slender; poorly supported
noncommital
not decisive or definite
sangfroid
composure or coolness
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized
callow
without experience;immature, not fully developed
ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
bombastic
pompous or overblown
Expiate
to make amends,atone or makeup for
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
abominate
to have an intense dislike for
Ascribe
to assign or refer to
Adventitious
not essential
Enjoin
to prohibit