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181 Cards in this Set

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ameliorate (v.)
become better; make better; improve; enhance
Amelia has imporved greatly!
antonym: ameliorate
amelioration (n.)
antonym: amelioration
conserve (v.)
keep from waste, loss, or decay; save
antonym: conserve
conservation (n.)
preservation from loss, injury, or waste
conservationist (n.)
one who advocates the conservation of natural resources
detriment (n.)
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage
antonym: detriment
detrimental (adj.)
harmful; damaging
exotic (adj.)
1. intoduced from another country; foreign

2. srikingly unusual; strange
antonym: exotic
native; indigenous
folly (n.)
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
antonym: folly
formerly (adv.)
in an earlier period; previously
antonym: formerly
former (adj.)
preceding; previous
antonym: former
harmony (n.)
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility; concord
antonym: harmony
conflict; disharmony
harmonius (adj.)
freindly; amicable
ignore (v.)
refuse to take notice of; disregard
antonym: ignore
ignoramous (n.)
ignorant, stupid person; dunce; dolt; dullard nincompoop
Ignoramus the troll is coming!
impediment (n.)
something that hinders or obstructs; hinderance; obstacle
antonym: impediment
impede (v.)
interfere with or slow the progress of; hinder; obstruct
indolent (adj.)
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lathargic
They find work dull...
antonym: indolent
indolence (n.)
laziness; idleness
intact (adj.)
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
antonym: intact
invalid (adj.)
not binding to law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory
antonym: invalid
invalidate (v.)
abolish; annul
invalid (n.)
sickly or disabled person
The hospital is full of invalids...
noncarcinogenic (adj.)
not producing, or tending to produce, cancer
antonym: noncarcinogenic
parsimonious (adj.)
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted
antonym: parsimonious
parsimony (n.)
stinginess; parismoniousness
antonym: parsimony
generosity; liberality
raze (v.)
destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level
antonym: raze
reticient (adj.)
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved
antonym: reticent
reticence (n.)
restraint in communicating
antonym: reticence
retire (v.)
1. withraw from active duty or business

2. go to bed
antonym: retire
retort (v.)
answer; reply sharply or angrily
antonym: retort
retort (n.)
quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer
subvert (v.)
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
antonym: subvert
subversion (n.)
sabotage; undermining
tractable (adj.)
easily led, taught, or controlled; yeilding; docile; amenable
antonym: tractable
unruly; intractable
tractability (n.)
baffle (v.)
bewilder; perplex; fill with confusion; puzzle; frustrate
baffling (adj.)
frustrating; bewildering
cinema (n.)
movies; motion-picture industry
cinematography (n.)
art of making motion pictures
despise (v.)
look down on with contempt or disgust; loathe; regard as inferior
antonym: despise
despicable (adj.)
worthy of contempt; contemptable
antonym: dispicable
ebullient (adj.)
overflowing with enthusisasm; exuberant; effervescent; high-spirited; vivacious
ebullience (n.)
exaggerate (v.)
overstate; go beyond the limits of the actual truth ; magnify
antonym: exaggerate
exaggeration (n.)
antonym: exaggeration
exhort (v.)
arouse by words; advise strongly; urge
exhortation (n.)
urgent recommendation or advice
expertise (n.)
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how; expertness
finicky (adj.)
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please; fussy; particular; fastidious; persnickety
gall (v.)
make sore; irritate mentally; annoy; vex
gall (n.)
brazen boldness; nerve
antonym: gall
inane (adj.)
lacking significance or sense; pointless; silly; insipid; jejune; vapid
antonym: inane
deep; profound
inanity (n.)
foolishness; shallowness
indemnify (v.)
compensate for loss, damage, or injury; reimburse; repay
intead of condemn, indemn!
Occident (n.)
wast; countries of America and Europe
antonym: Occident
antonym: occidental
peruse (v.)
read; look at fairly attentively; study
perusal (n.)
reading; study
scuffle (v.)
struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner; wrestle; grapple
scuffle (n.)
brawl; fight
spurn (v.)
thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject
antonym: spurn
stipend (n.)
fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner
surveillance (n.)
close watch over a person, group, or area; supervision
tepid (adj.)
moderately warm; lukewarm
opposite frigid, kind of
tepidly (adv.)
unenthusiastically; lukewarmly
wager (v.)
risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble; bet
wager (n.)
wane (v.)
decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink
antonym: wane
abhorrent (adj.)
in conflict; utterly opposed; loathsome; repugnant; odious; abominable
antonym: abhorrent
abhor (v.)
utterly detest; loathe; hate
admonish (v.)
reprove gently but seriously; warn of a fault, caution
admonish - diminish confidence
antonym: admonish
admonition (n.)
gentle warning; friendly reproof
ambrosial (adj.)
extremely pleasing to taste or smell; delicious; like ambrosia (the food of the gods); heavenly
confine (v.)
shut up; imprison ; keep in narrow, cramped quarters
antonym: confine
confinement (n.)
decade (n.)
period of ten years
detonate (v.)
explode with suddenness and violence; cause (something) to explode
detonation (n.)
ephemeral (adj.)
lasting one day only; fleeting; transitory; short-lived; transient
fifteen minutes of phem
antonym: ephemeral
permanent; perpetual
gullible (adj.)
easily decieved or cheated; credulous
antonym: gullible
gull (v.)
deceive; cheat
that seagull tricked me!
haggle (v.)
dispute or argue over a price in a petty way; bargain; wrangle
immerse (v.)
1. plunge or place into a liquid; dip; duck
2. engross; absorb
immersion (n.)
state of being completely engrossed; absorption
insomnia (n.)
inability to sleep; abnormal wakefulness; sleeplessness
insomniac (n.)
person suffering from insomnia
lapse (n.)
1. slip; error; accidental mistake; trivial fault
2. interval
lapse (v.)
cease bing in force; become invalid
probe (n.)
critical inquiry into suspected illegal activity; investigation
prober (n.)
render (v.)
hand down officially; deliver (as a verdict); give
I render you guilty!
rendering (n.)
presentation; interpretation
repast (n.)
food for one occasion of eating; meal
replenish (v.)
bring back to condition of being full; refill
score (n.)
group or set of twenty; twenty
snub (n.)
act or instance of snubbing (treating with contempt); rebuff; slight; insult
snub (v.)
treat with disdain or contempt; slight
suture (n.)
strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body; also, stitch made with such material
unwittingly (adv.)
unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly
antonym: unwittingly
acquit (v.)
releive from an accusation; pronounce not guilty; discharge; exculpate; exonerate
2. perform one's part; conduct oneself
1. He's innocent!
2. Acquit yourselves!
acquittal (n.)
exculpation; discharge
antonym: acquit
antonym: acquittal
complex (adj.)
having varied interrelated parts, and therfore hard to understand; complicated; intricate
antonym: complex
complexity (n.)
difficulty; intricacy
antonym: complexity
consign (v.)
give, transfer, or deliver, as if by signing over; hand over; commit
sign the congnment slip, please...
consignee (v.)
person to whom something is shipped
effrontery (n.)
shameless boldness; insolence; gall; temerity; nervel chutzpah
excruciating (adj.)
causing great pain or anguish; agonizing; unbearably painful
forbearance (n.)
act of forebearing (refraining); abstaining; leniency; patience
nice bears ar forbearing
antonym: forbearance
hamper (v.)
infere with; hinder; impede
antonym: hamper
nettlesome (adj.)
literally, full of nettles (plants with stinging hairs); irritating; causing annoyance or vexation
oblivious (adj.)
forgetful; unmindful; not aware; unwitting
oblivion (n.)
condition of being forgotten or unknown; forgetfulness
prodigious (adj.)
extraordinary in amount or size; enormous; gigantic; huge; colossal
prodigy, except not necessarily smart
prodigy (n.)
person of extraordinary talent or ability; wonder
rejuvenate (v.)
make young or youthful again; give new vigor to; reinvigorate; refresh
residue (n.)
whatever is left after a part is taken, disposed of, or gone; remainder; rest
residual (adj.)
remaining after a part is used or taken
salutary (adj.)
favorable to health; healthful; curative; beneficial; salubrious
scrutinize (v.)
examine very closely; inspect; vet
scrutiny (n.)
examination; inspection; review
supersede (v.)
force out of use; displace; supplant; replace
proceeding after
sweltering (adj.)
oppressively hot; torrid; sultry
antonym: sweltering
swelter (v.)
suffer from oppressive heat
unruffled (adj.)
not upset or agitated; calm; cool; unflustered; impeturbable; collected
antonym: unruffled
unwieldy (adj.)
hard to wield (handle) because of size or weight; unmanageable; bulky; cumbersome
unwieldiness (n.)
withdraw (v.)
1. take back; remove
2. draw back; go away; retreat; leave
antonym: withdraw
deposit, advance
withdrawl (n.)
1. taking back; removal
2. drawing back; retreat; departure
antonym: withdrawl
zany (adj.)
having the characteristics of a clown; mildly insane; crazy; clownish; loony
zany (n.)
clown; buffoon