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15 Cards in this Set

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crucial, central, something around which things revolve
pivotal
marked by abundant production or offspring
prolific
the most perfect example of
quintessential
a rule or principle to guide conduct
precept
to soothe, to appease with concessions
placate
to make impossible, to shut out, to bar
preclude
emotionally moving
poignant
limited in outlook, narrow in ideas
provincial
dull, unimaginative, lacking excitement
prosaic
a powerful argument to defend a thesis
polemic
believable
plausible
showy, self-important, make unjustifiable claims to excellence
pretentious
careful, cautious
prudent
to put an end to, to squelch, to calm
quell
pleasantly old-fashioned, picturesque
quaint