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22 Cards in this Set

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abscond
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
assuage
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
censure
to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
disabuse
to undeceive; to set right
enervate
to weaken; to reduce in vitality
equivocate
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent (adj. form: equivocal)
exculpate
exonerate; to clear of blame
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
laud
to praise highly (adj. form: laudatory)
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
prattle
to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
precipitate
to cause to happen before anticipated or required
prevaricate
to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
recant
to retract, esp. a previously held belief
refute
to disprove; to successfully argue against
relegate
to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
squander
to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
stupefy
to stun, baffle, or amaze
stymie
to block, thwart
waver
to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion
abate
to lesson in intensity or degree
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable