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36 Cards in this Set

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exacerbate
to make a situation worse, to irritate
admonish
to advise against something, to warn, to scold gently, to urge strongly
unscathed
undamaged, unharmed
implausible
not having the appearance of truth or reason
efface
to wipe out, to erase
nonchalant
carelessness, lack or interest or concern
obliterate
to blot out leaving no traces, to destroy
condone
to forgive or overlook
catalyst
someone or soemthing that brings about a change
soporific
causing sleep, drowsy
carping
complaining
acquise
to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others, to accede, to give consent by keeping silent
gratuitous
freely given, unnecessary, uncalled for
talon
the claw of a bird of prey, a human finger or hand that looks or grasps like a claw, any object suggestive of a heel or claw
whet
to sharpen, to make stronger, to stimulate
wither
to dry up, to shrivel, to cause to lose courage or to be ashamed
pique
to hurt the feelings of or make resentful, to arouse or excite
eclectic
consisting of selections from various sources
articulate
able to put ones thoughts into words easily and clearly
exemplary
serving as a model
garrulous
talkitive
deter
to discourage, to keep someone from doing something
tactless
not having or showing a sense of the right thing to do or say w/o causing anger or hurt feelings, without skill in dealing w/ people
inadvertent
not done on purpose, careless
assuage
to calm or soothe, to satisfy
conspicuous
clearly visible, remarkable
kindle
to ignite, arouse or inspire, to catch fire, to beocme aroused
quandry
condition of being doutbtful or confused
resilient
getting back strength or spirits quickly, springing back into shape or position
labyrinth
a maze, a complicated perplexing arrangement or course of affairs
placate
to soothe, to pacify
devious
not straightforward, lying, roundabout
sporadic
occuring at irregular intervals, isolated
unobtrusive
not readily noticeable
respite
a temporary cessation or postponement, usually of something desagreeable, interval of rest
pugnacious
eager and ready to fight, quarrelsome