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50 Cards in this Set

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impede
to delay or slow; get in the way of
inclusive
including much or everything; broad or complete coverage
advocate
to speak or write in favor of; support
jurisdiction
the authority to administer justice; power;range or extent of authority
antipathy
a strong dislike or distate; hatred
emancipate
to set free from slavery, capitivity, or oppression
preposterous
contrary to nature or reason and thus laughable; absurd
idiosyncrasy
a personal peculiarity; quirk
precarious
dangerous; risky;dangerously
imminent
about to happen
mesmerize
to hypnotize or fascinate; hold spellbound
metamorphosis
a great or complete change; transformation
travesty
a crude, exaggerated, or ridiculous representation; mockery
perfunctory
done only as a routine, with little care or intres;preformed with no intrest or enthusiasm
notorious
konwn widely but unfaborably; having a bad reputation
provocative
tending to arouse intrest or curiosity
facsimile
an exact compy or reproduction
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a certain gourp; beyond the understanding of most people
austere
without decoration or luxury;severely simple
grotesque
distorted or strikingly inconsistent in shape, appearance, or manner
distraught
very troubled; distressed
verbose
using or containing too many words
superficially
in an on on the surface manner; not thoroughly
germane
having to do with the issue at hand;relevant
lucid
clearly expressed; easily understood
contrite
truly sorry for having done wrong; repentant
symmetrical
well proportioned; balanced;the same on both sides
connoisseur
an expert in fine art or matters of taste
plight
a situation marked by difficulty, hardship, misfortune
conspirancy
a sercret plot by two or more people, especially for a harmful or illegal purpose
entrepreneur
a person who organizes, manages, and takes teh risk of a business undertaking
adept
highly skilled; expert
stint
a specific period of work or service; amount of time spent
presumptuous
to bold; overly confident
eradicate
to get rid of altogether; wipe out
stringent
strictly controlled or enforced; strict; severe
standardize
to make consistent; cause to conform to model
encompass
to include; contain
homogeneous
made up of a similar or identical parts; unvarying throughout
sordid
indecent; morally low; corrupt
rancor
intense hatred or ill will
innocuous
harmless; inoffensive
repugnant
offensive; distasteful; repulsive
masochist
a person who gains satisfaction from suffering physical or psychological pain
flamboyant
very showy; strikingly bold
forble
a minor weakness or character flaw; a minor fault in behavior
recrimination
accusation made in response to an accuser; coutnercharge
exhort
to urge with argument or strong advice; plead earnestly
magnanimous
noble in mind and spirit; especially generous in forgiving
meticulous
extremely careful and exact; showing great attention to details