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20 Cards in this Set

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acclamation (n.)
syn: ovation, cheering, plaudits
ant: booing, hissing, jeers, catcalls
a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
bucolic (adj.)
syn: rustic
ant: urban, metropolitan
characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
calumniate (v)
syn: defame, libel
ant: flatter, whitewash, praise
to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
chary (adj)
syn: wary, skittish
ant: heedless, reckless, incautious
extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow; reserved, diffident
collusion (n)
syn: conspiracy, plot, conivance, cahoots
a secret agreement or cooperation
dilettante (n) (adj)
syn: amateur, trifler
ant: professional
(n) a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; (adj) superficial
imperturbable (adj)
syn: unflappable, unexcitable, serene, unruffled
ant: excitable
not easily excited; emotionally steady
increment (n)
syn: accretion, gain
ant: loss, reduction, decrease
an enlargement, increase, addition
mandate (n) (v)
syn:(n) directive
ant:(v) forbid, ban, outlaw
(n) an authoritative command, formal order, authorization; (v) to issue such an order
paltry (adj)
syn: measly, meager, piddling, trivial
ant: gigantic, immense, colossal
trifling, insignificant; mean,despicable; inferior, trashy
paroxysm (n)
syn: fit, seizure
a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
pedantry (n)
syn: nit-picking, hairsplitting, pettifoggery
a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details
peregrination (n)
syn: journey, wandering, odyssey
the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
redolent (adj)
syn: evocative, reminiscent, aromatic
ant: unevocative, odorless
fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
refulgent (adj)
syn: luminous, splendid
ant: dim, dark, obscure, dingy, dull, murky
shining, radiant, resplendent
shibboleth (n)
syn: catchphrase, password, slogan
a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
tyro (n)
syn: neophyte
ant: veteran, past master, expert
a beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill
unremitting (adj)
syn: constant, incessant, unrelenting
ant: desultory, intermittent
not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless
vacillate (v)
syn: seesaw, fluctuate, oscillate
ant: persevere
to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
vituperative (adj)
syn: abusive, scurrilous, insulting
ant: complimentary, laudatory, flattering
harshly abusive, severely scolding