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60 Cards in this Set

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Severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury,, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
Austere, Adj. Austere'
Performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
Beneficent, adj. benif'icent
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
Cadaverous, Adj. cadav'erous
to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
Concoct, v. concoct'
coarse, unfeeling; stupid
Crass, adj. kras
to lower in character, qualiy, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate.
Debase. v. debase'
to commit sacrilege upon, tret irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
Desecrate, v. des'ecrate
to convuse; to disturb the composure of
Disconcert, v. disconcert'
grand in an impressive way or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
Grandiose, adj. gran'diose
trifiling, unimportant
Inconsequential, adj. inconsequen'tial
a breaking of a law or obligation
infraction, n. infract'ion
to make milder or soter, to moderate in force or intensity
mitigate, v. mit'igate
to rob of goods by open force (as in war), punder; (n) the act of looting; booty
pillage, v. pill'age
to talk a great dea in a foolish or aimless fashion
prate, v. prate
very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
puncilious, adj. punctil'ious
inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
redoubtable, adj. redoub'table
to find fault with, scold, rebuke
Reprove, v. reprove'
the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
restitution, n. restitu'tion
strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n) a brave, strong personl a strong supporterl one who takes an uncompromising position
stalwart, adj./n. stal'wart
open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
Vulnerable, adj. vul'nerable
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
acrimonious, adj. acrimo'nious
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
bovine, adj. bo'vine
dismay, confusion
Consternation, n. consterna'tion
fat; having a large bulky body
corpulant, adj. cor'pulent
to deny responsibility for or connection with
disavow, v. disavow'
imartial; calm, free from emotion
dispassionate, adj. dispass'ionate
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissension, n. dissen'sion
to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispell; to spend foolishly, squanderl to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
dissipate, v. diss'ipate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
expurgate, v. ex'purgate
an armored or protective glove; a challengel two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run bween them; an ordeal
gauntlet n. gaunt'let
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation.
hypothetical, adj. hypothet'ical
mean, low, base
ignoble, adj. igno'ble
to call into question; to attack as false
impugn, v. impugn'
immoderate, lacking in self0control; inclement
intemperment, adj. intem'perment
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
odium, n. o'dium
faithlessness, treachery
perfidy, n. per'fidy
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer,turn over; to banish
relegate, v. rel'egate
inclined to nauseal easily shocked or upset; excessively rastidious or refined
squamish adj. sque;amish
suboardinate in capacity or role; submissively oedient; sering to promote some end
subservient adj. subser'vient
open to; easily inluenced; lacking in resistance
susceptible adj. suscep'tible
to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify to deduct, omit
abate v. abate'
praise or flattery that is excessive
adulation n adula;tion
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article)
anethema n aneth'ema
schrewd, crafty, showing pracical wisdom
astute adj. astute'
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
avarice n av'arice
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
culpable, adj. cul'pable
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
dilatory adj. dil'atory
conspicuous, standing out from the mass (particularly in an unfavorable sense)
egregious adj. egreg'ious
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
equivocate v. equiv'ocate
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
evanescent adj. evanes'cent
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
irresolute adj. irres'olute
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, comnfused, indistinct
nebulous adj. neb'ulous
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (aso used adjectially)
novice n. nov'ice
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
penury n. pen'ury
done for show, striving ot make a big impression; claming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious
pretetious adj. preten'tious
to review a series of facts; to sum up
recapitulate v recapit'ulate
to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
resuscitate v. resus'citate
untidy, dirty, careless
slovenly adj. slov'enly
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
supposition n supposit'ion
inactive, sluggish, dull
torpid adj. tor'pid