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73 Cards in this Set

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abate
to reduce in intensity or amount
accent
to stress, to give prominence to; emphasize
allusion
implied or indirect reference; hinting at
beleaguer
to harass
conglomerate
a mixture of many things
credulous
believeing on slight evidence, gulliable
cynical
given faultfinding, sneering, sarcasm
decourousnes
proper behavior
demure
serious reserved coy
desolate
deserted, without inhibitants, barren
despairing
hopelessness
eclectic
coming from a variety of diverse sources
eleglac
mournful, expressing sorrow
emulate
to try to equal or to be like (imitation)
endow
to provide with income or property, to supply with a talent or quality
exhaust
to use up
exquisite
perfect or close to perect in a lovely or delicate way
flasco
a total failure
flower
to develop fully
fluid
smooth and effortless
fugitive
a person who is elusive or hard to find, wandering
giddy
dizzy
gravity
seriousness, importance
hideous
very ugly, offensive, shocking
hypocrite
one who is insincere
immutable
unchanging
imperious
extremely overbearing
implacable
incapable of being appeased
induce
to bring on or bring about
insolence
insulting or contemptuous behavior
interminable
having or seeming to have no end
jaunty
stylish and lively in manner or appearance
jeoprodize
to expose danger
lament
to mourn or express sorrow in a demonstrive manner
luxuriant
abundant in growth, veyr futile
muse
ponder
mutability
the degree in which something is likely to change
oblivion
state of being forgotten
obscure
difficult to see, vague
ominous
threatening
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
peal
a loud ringing
precarious
dangerous or risky
precipitate
to cause to speedily occur
purse
to pucker or tighten ones lips
quaint
unusual in character
querulous
constantly complaining
revere
to honor to regard with respect
rhapsodize
to express in an overly enthusiastic mother
satiric
characterized by satire
stagnant
not flowing foul from not moving
stupefy
to dull senses as to put into a stupor
sublimate
to refine or to transform a primitive impulse into one socially acceptable
subtle
delicate, elusive, not obvious
supercilious
haughty vain or arrogant
tentative
not fully worked out
transluscences
the quality of allowing passage of light through but not a clear view
transparent
quality of being abl to be seen through; clear
trivia
insignificant matters
turgid
swollen
unobtrusive
not readily noticable, inconspicuous
unwitting
not intentional
urban
having to do with city or characteristics of a city
utter
to express by speaking
vacuity
emptiness as in lack of intelligence
vagrant
a wandere who does not have a home
vestiges
remnants, traces
vivacious
full of life, very animated
vivid
bright distinct and clear
vulgarity
something offensive to good taste and refinement
whim
a sudden impulsive action
tenuous
flimsy barely attached
indolence
laziness