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66 Cards in this Set

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solicit
to petition persistently
succinctly
characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse
expound
to give a detailed statement of; set forth
baroques
extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation
docility
yielding to spervision, direction, or management; tractable
conspicuous
easy to notice; obvious
derived
to arrive at by reasoning; deduce or infer
sagacious
having or showing keep discernment, sound judgement, and farsightedness
paltry
wretched or contemptible
gossamer
something delicate, light, or flimsy
uncongenial
not compatible or sympathetic, as in character
procuring
to get by special effort; obtain or acquire
tinctured
a trace or vestige; to infuse, as with a quality; impregnate
intemperance
excessive use of alcoholic beverages; lack of temperance, as in the indulgence of an appetite or a passion
intemperate
followers of their bad appetites and lusts
malevolence
malicious behavior
atrocity
an appalling or atrocious act, situation, or object, especially an act of unusual or illegal cruelty
debauch
an immorally corrupt action
irrevocable
impossible to retract or revoke
perverseness
obstinately persisting in an wrror or fault; wrongly self-willed or stubborn
vile
loathsome, disgusting
inclination
a tendency toward a certain condition or character
unfathomable
difficult or impossible to understand or measure; incomprehensible
consummate
to bring to completion or fruition
apparition
a ghostly figure; a sudden or unusual sight
pestilence
a usually fatal epidemic disease
pertinacity
persistent determination, stubborn
clamber
to climb with difficulty; especially on all fours; scramble
chimeras
a fanciful mental illusion or fabrication
imperceptible
so subtle, slight, or gradual as to be barely seen by the mind or senses
incarnate
invested with bodily nature and form; flesh, human, real
incumbent
lying, leaning, or resting on something else
succumbed
to submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in
expedient
appropriate to a purpose
projection
a thing or part that extends outward beyond a prevailing line or surface
bade
to issue a command to; direct
allayed
to calm or pacify; set to rest
bravado
a disposition toward showy defiance or false expressions of courage
anomalous
deviating from the normal or common order, form, or rule
conjointly
joined together, combined
exult
to rejoice greatly, be jubilant or triumphant
consigned
to turn over permanently to another's charge or to a lasting condition
cicerone
a guide, especially one who takes tourists to museums, monuments, or architectural sites and explains what is being seen
hector
to bully; to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure
hedonism
an attitude or way of life based on the idea the pleasure or happiness should be the cheif goal
nestor
a senior figure or leader in ones field
spartan
marked by simplicity and often strict self-discipline or self-denial
stentorian
extremely loud, often with especially deep richness of sound
stoic
seemingly indifferent to pleasure or pain
sybaritic
marked by a luxurious or sensual way of life
apollonian
harmonious, ordered, rational, calm
bacchanalian
frenzied, orgiastic
delphic
unclear, ambiguous, or confusing
dionysian
frenzied, orgiastic
jovial
jolly, extensively good natured
mercurial
havaing rapid and unpredictable changes of mood
olympian
lofty, superior, and detached
venereal
having to do with sexual intercourse or diseases transmitted by it
ad hoc
formed or used for a particular purpose or for immediate needs
ad hominem
marked by an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the arguments made or the issues raised
alter ego
a trusted friend or person representative; the opposite side of a personality
de facto
being such in practice or effect, although not formally recognized; actual
de jure
by right of law
ex post facto
done, made, or formulated after the fact
modus operandi
a usual way of doing something
modus vivendi
a practical compromise or arrangement that is acceptable to all concerned; a way of life