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134 Cards in this Set

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diatribe
angry speech attacking someone
diffident
shy, lacking confidence
discriminate
to notice differences
disdain
to look down on, to scorn
arrogant contempt
dismay
sudden, extreme disappointment or fear
dismiss
to send away, reject
disparage
to criticize, to disrespect
distaste
dislike
distort
to twist or change
dormant
asleep
ego
excessive pride in oneself, self image
eject
to force out
elude
to escape capture or understanding, hard to catch or understand
enmity
hatred, hostility
eradicate
to get rid of
err
to make a mistake
estrange
to keep at a distance, to end a relationship with
evade
to avoid
evict
to force out
exacerbate
to make worse
exasperate
to frustrate, to irritate
exclude
to shut out
execrate
to detest deeply
fallacy
false idea
fallible
likely to be wrong, unreliable
farce
an exaggerated comedy
fastidious
fussy, difficult to please
flawed
imperfect
flippant
disrespectfully joking or casual
folly
foolish behavior
fraudulent
fake, dishonest
fricassse
to cup up and stew
to criticize brutally
gibe
to riducule
glutton
one who eats too much
grievance
complaint
grimace
facial expression of disapproval or pain
gross
vulgur, inrefined
grudge
to resent
grump
to complain, to criticize
haphahzard
careless
harangue
a long speech, usually arrogant or critical
hostile
unfriendly, like an enemy
hypocrisy
insincerity, saying one thing but doing the opposite
illusion
false impression
inane
silly, meaningless
indict
to accuse formally of a crime
inept
clumsy, inappropriate
enexorable
unstobbalbe, inflexible
infamous
famous for something bad
inimical
unfriendly, opposing, harmful
insiduous
dangerous in a subtle way
insipid
bland, flavorless, uninteresting
insulate
to protect from outside forces
invective
insult
isolate
to set apart, to separate from others
jaded
cynical, bored
jeer
to riducule, to insult
lampoon
to ridicule
lethargive
tired, lazy
libel
printed lies that harm someone's reputation
listless
lacking energy
ludicrous
laughably ridiculous
malediction
a curse
malefactor
evildoer
malice
evil intent
malign
to slander
melodrama
exaggerated emotions or theatrical performance
mere
minor
monotony
unchanging tone, boredome
mordant
biting, very sarcastic
mundane
of this world, ordinary, boring
nondescript
lacking distinct characteristics, dull
obsession
inability to stop thinking about something
odious
disgusting, hateful
onerous
troublesome, burdensome
oust
to force out
overbearing
domineering
oversight
careless mistake
pan
to criticize, to review harshly
pariah
oucast, lowest ranking memeber of society
parody
humorous imitation
pejorative
insulting
petty
of little importance, trivial
pretense
a false appearance, an excuse (pretentious-pretending to be important or fancy)
provincial
narrow minded
prurient
indecent, lustful
pungent
sharp in smell or taste, harsh
querulous
complaining
rail
to complain, critisize loudly
rancor
bitter anger, hatred
rebuff
refuse bluntly
rebuke
to scold, to criticize
revulsion
extreme disgust
remiss
careless, not responsible
remonstrate
to argue against something
remote
distant, far away
renounce
to give up a habit or opinion, to disown publicly
reprehend
to criticize
reprimand
to scold severely
reproach
to scold, to blame
reprove
to criticize
repudiate
to reject
rescind
to take back, to repeal
resigned
accepting the inevitable
revile
to insult
marginal
at the edge
rigor
severity, strictness
sabotage
effort to destroy
satire
literary work that ridicules
use of ridicule to expose a flaw
scathing
harshly critical
scoff
to mock
scorn
to show dislike and disrespect
sever
to separate
slander
to accuse falsely
slight
to insult
slur
to speak unclearly
sneer
to show scorn
snide
arrogantly insulting
sniff
to express disapproval
soporific
causing sleep, boring
sordid
dirty, gross, immoral
spitefl
hateful, mean
spurn
to reject openly
stagnate
to stop moving
stickler
a picky, demanding person
stringent
strict, harsh
tepid
lukewarm
travesty
a ridiculous imitation, a joke
uncanny
impossible to explain, weird
upbraid
to criticize harshly
vapid
uninteresting, flavorless
vilify
to criticize harshly
vitriolic
sharp or bitter
wry
sarcastically humurous