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108 Cards in this Set

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innovation
introduction of something new
inveterate
habitual
magnitude
greatness
octagon
8 sided figure
progenitor
ancestors
resilient
springy
stamina
staying power
temperate
moderate
wayward
changeable
autopsy
examination to determine cause of death
compunction
guilt remorse
debut
1st appearance
expository
explanatory
glutinous
sticky somewhat pasty
homily
moral lecture
infatuated
foolishly in love
instill
introduce part by part
irrational
not resonable
marauder
attaker or look thief
overwrought
suffering from nervous strain
quandary
state of uncertainty
reticent
not inclined to speak
sterilize
make free of germs
unwitting
unaware
addled
to make or become confused
cauterize
to burn w/ a hot iron
congestion
overcrowding;
disinterested
not interested
exhale
to emit breath
filial
befitting a son or daughter relation
gamester
a gambler
harangue
scolding intense verbal attak
indignity
injury to a persons dignity
mausoleum
magnificent tomb
ornithologist
study of birds
philistine
person lacking cultural values
rationalize
to remove unreasonable elements
salutary
favorable to a promoting health
taciturn
inclined to silence
ameliorate
improve
collusion
secret argument
depreciate
lose in value; belittle
elective
chose by vote; optional
exploit
take unfair advantages of
facsimile
exact copy
gesticulate
wave ones arm
impertubable
calm
lionize
holding great esteem
opiate
soothing drug
paucity
scarcity
scathing
bitingly severe
species
kind of plants or animals
stipend
salary
ulterior
hidden future
adulterate
make impure; alter
aerie
nest
amulet
charm to ward off evil
comestible
food editable
dogmatic
asserted strongly but without proof
equitable
fair
feign
pretend
gibe
sneer sarcasticly; heckle
inopportune
unsuitable, not the right time
loquacious
talkative
paean
song of praise
recapitulate
restate briefly
scuttle
move quickly,sink deliberately
stalemate
deadlock
strategic
to do with millitary planning
ultimatum
final demand
vegetate
lead a dull life
abdicate
to relinquish; power or responsibility formally
acme
apex; highest point
alto
range of sound
articulate
power of speech
condolence
sympathy with a person who has experienced pain
effervesce
to emit small bubbles of gas
eradicate
to tear up; get rid of
facet
polished side of a cut gem
fractious
inclined to make trouble
grotesque
incongruent
legendary
extremely well known
moral
concerned with the judgement of goodness or badness
partake
to take or have a part of share; participate
relegate
to assign to an obscure place; position to get rid of
slapstick
form of comedy
statutory
set by law
turnkey
supplied installed or purchased in a condition ready for immediate use; jailer
untenable
being such that defense or maintance is impossible
waft
the act of fluttering or waving; carried by air
abstain
keep from doing; refraining
bivouac
temporary millitary camp
curtail
cut short; reduce
enormity
extreme wickedness; outrageous nature
fissure
narrow slit
generic
general inclusive
histrionic
overly emotional theatrical behavior
improvident
careless and wasteful
inherent
that is natural part of one
introvert
shy person
neo
a new form of
proxy
substitute; a person authorized to act for another
recourse
source of help
scapegoat
person who take the blame for others
supplant
takes the place of
tome
book
philtre
love potion
whimsical
playful, full of odd notions