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61 Cards in this Set

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Gesticulate
to make gestures while speaking
hue
gradation of color, shout of pursuit
Impasse
deadlock, standstill
Ineluctable
not to be avoided; inevitable
Intransigent
refusing to compromise, stubborn
Ken
range of perception or knowledge
Lucid
clear to the understanding, intelligible
Malinger
to evade work, to shirk
Mnemonic
assisting the memory
Myriad
countless, innumerable
Narcissistic
self-centered, egotistical
Odious
hateful, disgusting, offensive
Palpitate
beat rapidly, pound, flutter
paraphrase
restatement of a passage
Pedantic
stilted, affected
Peroration
conclusion of an oration, highly rhetorical speech
Platonic
idealistic, not sensual
Pragmatic
relating to what is practical
Promiscuous
casual, irregular, loose, wanton
Recalcitrant
unruly, uncooperative
Restive
uneasy, restless, fidgeting
Sardonic
bitter, mocking, sarcastic
Sensuous
pleasure through senses
Sensual
sexual pleasure
Stolid
dull
sybarite
lover of luxury, voluptuary
tirade
vituperative, intemperate speech
vagary
caprice, whim
venal
corrupt, mercenary
vicarious
indirect sympathy
vitiate
to make weak, spoil, ineffective
abnegate
surrender, renounce, deny
abstruse
difficult to comprehend, recondite
acrid
sharp, bitter taste against senses
affront
to insult openly
anachronism
outdated, anomaly
august
awesome, marked by dignity
chagrin
shame, disappointment
clandestine
secrecy, surreptitious
contumely
haughty, scornful, disdain
deprecate
express disapproval
desultory
haphazard, lack of plan
eclectic
composed of elements of many sources
egregious
flagrant (bad)
enamored
inflamed with love
eschew
shun, avoid
facile
superficial, or easily done
fickle
unstable, changeableness
generic
general, char. of group
harbinger
forerunner, presager of what is to come
hypochondriac
imaginary illness
impute
ascribe, lay blame for
ineptitude
unfitness, clumsiness, incompetence
intrepid
brave, fearless
juxtapose
adjoin, place side by side
labyrinth
maze, complex
machiavellian
cunning, duplicity
mellifluous
sweetly flowing, smooth
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
cacophony
dissonant, jangling
nomad
wanderer