Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/80

Click to flip

80 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
ameliorate
to improve;make better
aplomb
poise;assurance
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language
callow
inexperienced; immature
drivel
nonsense; mucous; aimless talk or thinking
epitome
a summary
exhort
to urge strongly
ex officio
by virtue of holding an office
infringe
to tresspass
ingratiate
to make onself agreeable and gain favor with others
interloper
an intruder
intrinsic
belonging to something by its nature
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words; express strong dissaproval
lassitude
lack of energy
millennium
1000 years; period of joy
occult
mysterious; magical; supernatural; to hide
permeate
to spread through; penetrate
precipitate
to fall as moisture
stringent
strict severe sharp or bitter
surmise
to believe without evidence
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
aspersion
a derogotory statement
bizarre
extremely strange
brusque
abrupt ; blunt
cajole
to coax; persuade with flattery
castigate
to punish severly
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, to invent
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular predjudices and fasle claims to gain power
disabuse
to free from deception; to set right ideas
ennui
boredom
fetter
a chain or shackle
heinous
hateful; wicked
immutable
constant; not subject to change
insurgent
one who rises against authority
megalomania
a delusion marked by a feeling of power talent far in excess of reality
sinecure
an easy job
surreptitious
stealthy; secret;
transgress
to go beyond a limit
transmute
to change form
vicarious
something by one person in place of another
abate
to lessen in degree; subside
adulation
excessive praise/flattery
anathema
object of intense dislike
astute
shrewd, crafty
avarice
greedy desire
culpable
blameworthy
dilatory
tending to delay/procrastinate
egregious
conspicuous, standing out
equivocate
to speak or act in a way that allows interpertation; to be vague/ ambiguous
evanescent
vanishing
irresolute
unale to make up ones mind
nebulous
cloudlike; confused
novice
beginner
penury
poverty
pretentious
done for show
recapitulate
sum up
resuscitate
to revive
slovenly
intidy, dirty careless
supposition
sonethihng that is assumed without good evidence
torpid
sluggish inactive
acrimonious
stinging bitter
bovine
unresponsive; cowlike
consternation
dismay; confusion
corpulent
fat, bulky
disavow
to deny responsiblity for
dispassionate
impartial, calm
dissension
dissagreement
dissapate
to scatter/dispel
exprurgate
to censor a written text
gauntlet
challenge
hypothetical
based on an assumption
ignoble
mean, low, base
impugn
to call into question
intemperate
immoderate;lacking self control
odium
hatred contemp, disgrace
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
relegate
to place in a lower position;banish
squeamish
inclined to nausea
subservient
subordinate in capacity or role, obedient
susceptible
vulnerable