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10 Cards in this Set

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abounding in anything; abundant//flowing freely
As Americans we enjoy the affluence that comes from capitalism.
shortness of time or duration; briefness
The brevity of his speech resulted in major reduction in points.
the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning
My connotation of skinny is positive, but he was thinking of a starving African.
to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament
She embellished the picture frame with hearts and diamonds.
to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink
As soon as he imbibed the milk, he knew it was sour and poured it down the drain.
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
Being away for Christmas mader her nostalgic for home.
a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner;
As a novice at skiing, she took more than her share of falls at the slopes.
a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.
If you attend a rock concert, you may see people act like philistines instead of concert goers.
to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively.
When mom reiterated my full name, I knew i was in trouble.
fixed or regular pay; salary.
Unfortunately, many interships come without a stipend, so students pay for their own room and board.