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20 Cards in this Set

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to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
1. shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring
2. notorious; scandalous
1. to grow together or into one body
2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: 3. to blend or come together
–verb (used with object) 4. to cause to unite in one body or mass.
a self-seeking, servile flatterer
1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite
2. belonging to the select few.
3. private; secret; confidential.
4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group:
1. of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
1. evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor
2. tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive
3. changeable; mercurial; flighty
4. (of prices, values, etc.) tending to fluctuate sharply and regularly
5. fleeting; transient: volatile beauty.
6. Computers. of or pertaining to storage that does not retain data when electrical power is turned off or fails.
7. able to fly or flying
1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification
1. an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one's head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics.
2. a language, dialect, or style of speaking peculiar to a people.
3. a construction or expression of one language whose parts correspond to elements in another language but whose total structure or meaning is not matched in the same way in the second language.
4. the peculiar character or genius of a language.
5. a distinct style or character, in music, art, etc.
1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
2. Ecclesiastical. a. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha.
b. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.

3. false; spurious
1. friendship; peaceful harmony.
2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, esp. between nations; peace; accord.
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal:
1. Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work.
2. a fortified place.
3. anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.:
1. to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
2. going or performed on foot; walking.
3. of or pertaining to walking.
4. lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull:
1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.