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30 Cards in this Set

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accost
to approach and speak boldy to, with a demand
animadversion
strong criticism, disapproval
avid
marked by interest and enthusiasm
brackish
distasteful, unpalatable
celerity
swiftness of action, speed; haste
devious
shifty, erring, roundabout, distant
gambit
opening strategy
halcyon
calm, peaceful, tranquil, prosperous or golden
histrionic
excessively dramatic, relating to actors/acting
incendiary
causing fire
maelstrom
a violent or turbulent situation or whirlpool
myopic
nearsighted, shortsighted
overt
open and observable
pejorative
tending to make worse, belittling
propriety
appropriateness; conformity to prevailing customs
eulogy
formal statement of praise (usually at a funeral)
evince
to display clearly
exhume
to remove from a grave, bring to light
feckless
careless
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something sacred
summarily
without delay or formality; briefly
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly (adj) or one who makes a request humbly and earnestly (n)
talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, amulet
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion
articulate
to pronounce distinctly
cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly
credence
belief, mental acceptance
decry
to condemn, express strong disapproval
dissemble
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
distraught
very much agitated or upset as a result of an emotion or mental conflick