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20 Cards in this Set

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allay (v.)
syn: reduce alleviate moderate
ant:aggravate exacerbate intensify
to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
bestial (adj.)
syn: animal depraved loathsome
ant: human humane clement virtuous upright
beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial (adj.)
syn: fun-loving, jovial, merry
ant: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie (n.)
syn: clique, set
a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interset
counterpart (n.)
syn: match
a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
demur (v.) & (n.)
syn: (v.) protest, object to
ant: (v.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to
(v.) to object or take exception to
(n.) an objection
effrontery (n.)
syn: gall chutzpah nerve impertinence cheek
ant: shyness, diffidence, timidity
shameless boldness, impudence
embellish (v.)
syn: ornament garnish
ant: strip mar disfigure
to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
ephemeral (adj.)
syn: fleeting transient evanescent transitory
ant: durable long-lasting permanent perpetual
lasting only a short time, short-lived
felicitous (adj.)
syn: fortunate, well-put
ant: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy
appropriate apt well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
furtive (adj.)
syn: clandestine covert surreptitious
ant: forthright aboveboard open
done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
garish (adj.)
syn: gaudy flashy tawdry
ant: subdued muted understated quiet
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
illusory (adj.)
syn: specious spurious fanciful imaginary
ant: actual real factual objective
misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
indigent (adj.)
syn: penniless poverty-stricken, destitiute
ant: wealthy affluent prosperous
needy, impoverished
inordinate (adj.)
syn: exorbitant, extravagant
ant: moderate reasonable equitable
far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
jettison (v.)
syn: cast off, discard dump junk abandon
ant: conserve, retain, hold on to keep
to cast overboard, get rid of as unneccesary or burdensome
misanthrope (n.)
syn: people-hater
a person who hates or despises people
pertinacious (adj.)
syn: stubborn dogged determined
very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
picayune (adj.)
syn: inconsequential piddling trifling
ant: important significant huge gigantic
of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
raiment (n.)
syn: apparel, attire
clothing, garments