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71 Cards in this Set

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assiduous(adj), assiduously(adv) assiduousness(noun)
marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application
intransigent, intransigently (adv)
characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position: uncompromising
cogent, congently (adv)
having power to compel or constrain, 2. appealing forcibly to the mind or reason: convincing
microcosm (noun), microcosmic (adj) microcosmically (adj)
a community or other unity that is an epitome of a larger unity
antinomy(noun), antinomic(adj)
a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles. 2. a fundamental and apparently unresolvable conflict or contradiction
an apparent contradiction caused by words that in fact is no contradiction at all, a statement that appears contradictory or opposed to common sense by in fact could be true
effulgence(noun), effulgent(adj)
radiant, splendor: brilliance, to shine forth
specious(adj) speciously(adv), speciousness(noun)
having deceptive attraction or allure, having a false look of truth: sophistic
bitter deep-seated ill will
1. the quality or state of being happy: great happiness 2. something that causes happiness, 3. pleasing manner or quality
ignominy(n) ignominious (adj)
1. deep personal humiliation and disgrace. 2. disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action
epistemology(n) epistemological (adj)
the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge, esp. with reference to its limits and validity
interpolate (v)
1. to alter or corrupt (as a text) by inserting new or foreign matter. 2. to insert between other things or parts
3. to estimate valyes of date or a function between two known values
abstemious (adj), abstemiously(adv) abestemiousness(n)
marked by restraint esp. in the consumption or food or alcohol, also: reflecting such restraint
bellicose (adj) belicosity (n)
favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars
gauche (adj) gauchely (adv) gauchness(n)
lacking social experience or grace. 2. crudely made or done
confluence (n)
1. a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point 2. the place of meeting or two streams formed by junction
repine (v) repiner(n)
to feel or express dejection or discontent. 2. to long for something
miscellaneous, various, an indeterminate number (different from each other)
precarious(adj) precariously(adv) precariousness(n)
1. depending on the will or pleasure of another. 2. dependent on uncertain premises.
3. dependent on chance circumstances, unknown conditions, or uncertain developments, characterized by lack of security or stability
polemic(n) polemicist(n) polemical(adj) polemically(adv)
an aggressive attack on or refutation or the opinions or principals of another, the art or practice of such disputation, a aggressive controversialist
obviate(v) obviation(noun)
to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)
eros (n)
fundamental creative impulse or love havine a sensual element, erotic love or desire, instincts that are manifested to gratify basic needs as sublimated impulses, ex. sexual desire
stupendous (n)
stupendously (adv) stupendousness (n)
1. causing astonishment or wonder:awesome, marvelous
2. of amazing size or greatness: tremendous
ingrate (n)
an ungrateful person
involving, imposing, or onstitution a burden:troublesome
2. having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages
mitigation (n)
mitigative (adj)
mitigator (n)
to cause to become less harsh or hostile: mollify
2. to make less severe or painful:alleviate
pernicious (adj)
perniciously (adv)
1. highly injurious or destructive, deadly
2. archaic: wicked
an emotion of sympathetic pity, great deep earnest emotion or feeling or compassion, the quality of tugging at the heart-strings
maladroit (adj)
inept, lacking dexterity or coordination (social context too)
etymology (n) -ies
the history of a linguistic form (as a word) tracing its transmission, cognates, different forms and integral parts ect
finagle (v)
to obtain by indirect or involved means, 2. to obtain by trickery, to use devious or dishonest methods to achieve ones ends.
evince (v) evincible(adj)
to constitute outward evidence of 2. to display clearly: reveal
premonish (v)
to give warning in advance, to forwarn
parochial (adj)
parochially (adv)
of or ralting to a church parish
2. confined or restricted as if within the boundaries or a parish: limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) : provincial, narrow
the quality or state of being fed or gratifies or beyond capacity :surfiet, fullness
2. the revulsin or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess
sedulous (adj) sedulously (adv)
sedulousness (n)
involving or accomplished with careful perseverance
2. diligent in application or pursuit
indefatigable (adj)
indefatigability (n)
indefatigableness (n)
incapable or being fatigued: untiring
satiate (v) satiation (n)
to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess
becloud (v)
1. to obscure with or as if with a cloud
2. to prevent clear perception or realization: muddle
meritorious (adj)
meritoriously (adv)
deserving of honor or esteem
multitudinous (adj) -ly(adv)
multitudinousness (n )
existing in great multitude, existing in or consisting of innumerable elements or aspects, including a multitude of individuals
expiate (v) expiation (n)
to put an end to
2. to extinguish the guilt incurred by, to make amends by
perspectival (adj)
the capacity to view things in their true relations and relative importance
heterodox (adj)
contrary to or differnt from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion,: unorthodox
foment (v)
to promote growth or development of :rouse, incline
caustic (adj)
marked by incisive sarcasm, Causing a burning or stinging sensation, as from intense emotion,
2. Corrosive and bitingly trenchant; cutting
nefarious (adj)
flagrantly wicked or evil or impious
annex (v)
at attatch as a quality, consequence, or condition.2
to join together materially: unite 3. to add to comething earlier, larger, or more importance, to incorporate a country within the domain of a state
mordant (adj)
biting or caustic in thought, manner or style, :burning, pungent
astringent (adj)
causing contraction of soft organic tissue.
2. rigidly severe, austere, pungent caustic
portentous (adj) -ly (adv)
being a grave or serious manner, self-conciously solemn,
2. ponderously excessive
insipid (adj)
insipidity (n)
lacking taste or savor to please
2. lacking in qualites that stimulate, interest, or challenge
malignant (adj)
evil in nature, disaffected
2. injurious, passionately and relentlessly malicious
3. tending to produce death or deterioration
candid (adj) -ly (adv)
free from bias, prejudice, or malice:fair
2. marked by honest, sincere expression: indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception
doleful (adj) -ly (adv)
causing grief or affliction, full of grief, expressing grief
surfeit (n)
an overabundant supply
2. an interperate or immoderate indulgence in somethin (as in food or drink)
dearth (n)
scarcity that makes dear
2. an inadequate supply: lack
fallacious (Adj)
embodying a fallacy, tending to deceive or mislead : delusive
prudent (adj)
marked by wisdom or judiciousness,
2. shrewd in the management of affairs, marked by circumspection
nebulous (adj) -ly (adv)
nebulousness (n)
indistinct or vague
ludicrous (adj)
amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration or eccentricity.
2. meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false or foolish
ancillary (adj)
subordinate, subsidiary, auxillary, supplementary
ostentatious (adj)
marked by or fond of conspicious or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display
pretentious (adj)
making unjustified or exessive claims, unwarranted or exxagerated importance worth or stature
pompous (adj)
excessively elevated or ornate,
having or exhibiting self-importance : arrogant
a priori
deductive, relating to or derived by reasongin from self-evident propositions, presupposed by experience
2. being without examination or analysis
ant. posteriori
bolster (v)
to support with or as if with a reinforcement, to give a boost to
disabuse (v)
to free from error, fallacy, or misconception
promulgate (v)
promulgation (n)
to declare (as a doctrine) known by open declaration: proclaim
2. to make known or public as a law,
3. to put into action or force
To perfect or make more intense or effective