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21 Cards in this Set

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peruse
v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
bolster
v) to support, give a boost to;
n) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
promontory
n.) a high point of land extending into water
annul
to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
sustain
v.) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to beap up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of
muster
v) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include
N) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
prone
adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely
deplore
v) to feel or express regret or disapproval
solicitous
adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
obsess
v) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
porous
adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
nonentity
n) a person or thing of no importance
peruse
v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
ornate
adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
qualm
n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
blase
indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures
residue
n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
frivolous
adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
staid
adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
oust
v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place
recourse
n.) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection