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58 Cards in this Set

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circumvent
To go around; bypass
circumspect
Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
collusion
A secret agreement between two or more parties for a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose.
commodious
Spacious; roomy
compunction
A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt.
congenital
Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences
convival
Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable.
credence
Acceptance as true or valid; belief
incredulous
Skeptical; disbelieving
miscreant
An evildoer; a villain
suffrage
The exercise of such a right.
franchise
A privilege or right officially granted a person or a group by a government
boast
To speak of with excessive pride.
breeches
The lower rear portion of the human trunk; the buttocks
skirmish
A minor battle in war, as one between small forces or between large forces avoiding direct conflict.
vigilante
One who takes or advocates the taking of law enforcement into one's own hands.
ransack
To search or examine thoroughly
emerge
to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition
exodus
A departure of a large number of people.
brigade
A military unit consisting of a variable number of combat battalions or regiments
subdue
To conquer and subjugate; vanquish
littered with
a big mess in a certain area
appeal
An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication.
nits
the egg of a louse or other parasitic insect
banishment
to drive out or remove from a home or place of usual resort or continuance
fanatics
marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion
prominent
widely and popularly known
referendum
the principle or practice of submitting to popular vote a measure passed on or proposed by a legislative body or by popular initiative
cur
run
dem
people
dict
to speak
dis,dif
not
equ
same
eu
good or well
concurrent
Happening at the same time as something else.
cursory
Performed with haste and scant attention to detail
recur
To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly
demagogue
A leader of the common people in ancient times.
endemic
Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people
pandemic
Widespread; general
dictum
An authoritative, often formal pronouncement
diction
Choice and use of words in speech or writing.
abdicate
To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.
disarray
A state of disorder; confusion
disparity
The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference
dissident
Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief.
equable
Unvarying; steady
equivocate
To avoid making an explicit statement
equinox
Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
euphemism
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive:
euthanasia
The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment.
euphoria
A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
fascist
political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
Gestapo
a secret-police organization employing underhanded and terrorist methods against persons suspected of disloyalty
Passover
a Jewish holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan and commemorating the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt
Talmud
the authoritative body of Jewish tradition comprising the Mishnah and Gemara
to liquidate
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
billet
To serve (a person) with a written order to provide lodging for soldiers.