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29 Cards in this Set

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abjure, abjuration, abjurer
To recant solemly; renouce or repudiate, to renouce under oath, forswear
abrogate abrogation
to abolish or do away with, or annul, especially by authority
abstemious abstemiously abstemisouness
easting and drinking in moderation, charactized by abstinence or moderation
attended by favorable circumstances, propitious, marked by sucess, prosperous
belie, belier
to give a false representation to; to misrepresent, to show to be false, contradict
enervate envervation
to weaken or destroy the strength or vitatlity of
circumlocution circumlocutory
the use of wordy and indirect language, evasive in speech or writing, a roundabout expression
not lasting or ephemeral, shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season
having a harmful effect, injurious
impossible to dispute, unquestionable
to impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition, instill, to teach (others) by frequent instction , to indoctrinate
confluence (n)
1. a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point 2. the place of meeting or two streams formed by junction
repine (v) repiner(n)
to feel or express dejection or discontent. 2. to long for something
onerous(adj) onerously(adv)
involving, imposing, or onstitution a burden:troublesome 2. having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages
pernicious (adj) perniciously (adv) perniciousness(n)
1. highly injurious or destructive, deadly 2. archaic: wicked
an emotion of sympathetic pity, great deep earnest emotion or feeling or compassion, the quality of tugging at the heart-strings
premonish (v)
to give warning in advance, to forwarn
parochial (adj) parochially (adv)
of or ralting to a church parish 2. confined or restricted as if within the boundaries or a parish: limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) : provincial, narrow
becloud (v)
1. to obscure with or as if with a cloud 2. to prevent clear perception or realization: muddle
multitudinous (adj) -ly(adv) multitudinousness (n )
existing in great multitude, existing in or consisting of innumerable elements or aspects, including a multitude of individuals
expiate (v) expiation (n) expiable(adj)
to put an end to 2. to extinguish the guilt incurred by, to make amends by
mordant (adj)
biting or caustic in thought, manner or style, :burning, pungent
astringent (adj)
causing contraction of soft organic tissue. 2. rigidly severe, austere, pungent caustic
portentous (adj) -ly (adv) portentousness
being a grave or serious manner, self-conciously solemn, 2. ponderously excessive
insipid (adj) insipidity (n)
lacking taste or savor to please 2. lacking in qualites that stimulate, interest, or challenge
nebulous (adj) -ly (adv) nebulousness (n)
indistinct or vague
ancillary (adj)
subordinate, subsidiary, auxillary, supplementary
ostentatious (adj)
marked by or fond of conspicious or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display
pretentious (adj)
making unjustified or exessive claims, unwarranted or exxagerated importance worth or stature