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34 Cards in this Set

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didactic
instructive
engender
to sponsor
fervent
full of strong emotion
ossify
to become bone-like
precarious
risky
quintessence
the purest core of a thing
ruse
a clever trick or deception
abscond
to run off in secret
salient
prominent, very noticeable
tantamount
equivalent to
unctous
oily
vapid
dull
vehement
intense violent
anomaly
something different from the normal
bilk
to cheat
clandestine
secretive
conscript
to draft or enlist by law or force
diffident
shy lacking self-confidence
enigma
something that is puzzling
fetid
stinking
heinous
absolutely hateful
ken
knoledge, range of sight to know or recognize
precedent
something that has occured previously as an example
querulous
complaining
quixotic
romantic or idealistic to a foolish degree
sacrilegious
blasphemous
absolve
to free of guilt or blame
antipathy
strong feelings against
clement
lenient
craven
cowardly
dilatory
tardy, causing delay
enervate
to reduce the strength or energy of
fecund
fertile, productive
incipient
just begginning, commencing