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149 Cards in this Set

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abridge
to shorten in duration or extent
acquiescence
state of compliance, giving in; with agreement
affable
characterized by ease and friendliness
aggregate
collective
alias
an assumed or additional name
ambivalence
contradictory attitudes or feelings
apathy
lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern
ashen
deadly pale
astute
crafty, shrewd, discerning
auspicious
favorable
authenticated
confirmed, worthy of acceptance or belief, proved
battalion
a considerable body of troops organized to act together
beholden
indebted, under obligation
belatedly
delayed beyond the usual time
belligerent
inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
benevolent
marked by or disposed to doing good
bewildering
puzzling, perplexing, confusing
borne
innate
bouquet
flowers picked and fastened together in a bunch
brazen
marked by contemptuous boldness
brigade
a large body of troops
brochure
pamphlet of booklet, one containing descriptive or advertising material
bulk
size, mass or volume, esp if great; a large or corpulent human body
buoy
a right shaped life preserver
cadet
one in training for a military or naval commission
camouflage
concealment by means of disguise as to be hard to detect
candid
free from bias, prejudice, or malice; honest
captivating
attractive, capturing
castigation
reproach, reproof
charismatic
exhibiting or producing the tendency to stick together; connected naturally or logically
colloquial
informal, conversational
collusion
secret agreement or cooperation esp for an illegal or deceitful purpose
compliant
submissive, willing to comply
compound
to form by combining parts
congenial
sociable, pleasant
convoluted
intricate, complicated
corps
an organized subdivision of the military establishment
cosmopolitan
found in most parts of the world and under varied conditions
countenance
face
coy
marked by cute, coquettish, or artful playfulness
crass
stupid, gross, base
cunning
skillful, sly
daunting
intimidating
dearth
lack; an inadequate supply
debase
to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character
decadent
marked by decay or decline
deceptive
tending or having power to deceive
defiant
bold, resistant, rebellious
defraud
to deprive of something by deception or fraud
defunct
dead; no longer living, existing or functioning
demeanor
the outward manner
demur
to protest, object
depreciated
lowered in value or esteem
derogatory
detracting from the character or standing of something
descend
to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one
desultory
disappointing, sluggish
deviant
deviating esp from an accepted norm
diffuse
dispersed
dolorous
causing, marked by, or expressing misery or grief
drabness
the quality of being dull, lifeless, or faded appearance or quality
drench
to wet thoroughly
edifice
a large or massive structure; usually referring to a building
enervating
causing lack in physical, mental, or moral vigor
enmity
hatred or ill will
ephemeral
fleeting, transient, evanescent
equitable
having or exhibiting equity; dealing fairly and equally with all concerned
eradicated
destroyed, wiped out; obscure, illegible, vague
erudite
learned
esoteric
understood by only a chosen few; beyond understanding or knowledge of most people; confidential
ethos
the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group or institution
euphonious
pleasing to the ear
extirpate
to destroy completely
fatalism
a doctrine that events are fixed in advance so that human being are powerless to change them
flagrant
conspicuously offensive
fortuitous
fortunate, lucky
frenetically
frenzied, frantically
furtively
surreptitiously, secretly
garrulous
wordy, pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
grove
a small wood without underbrush
homogeneous
of the same or a similar kind or nature
hysteria
behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess
impeding
hindering
impudent
marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others
incarnation
the embodiment of a deity or spirit in some earthly form; any person or thing serving as the type or embodiment of a quality or concept
inherent
intrinsic, involved in the constitution or essential character of something
insignia
a badge of authority or honor
insipid
lacking taste or savor
intriguing
engaging the interest to a marked degree; fascinating
irascible
marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger; easily irritated
jubilation
an expression of great joy
lure
attract actively and strongly
mane
the long hair growing from the top or sides of the neck of certain animals, as the horse or lion
manifest
apparent, clear; to make clear or evident
mellow
laid back, gentle, agreeable, pleasant
meticulous
marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details
mirthful
merry, happy
mutual
having the same feelings one for the other
noncommittal
giving no clear indication of attitude or feeling
nonplussed
baffled, bewildered
noxious
morally corrupting
obsolete
useless
omniscient
possessed of universal or complete knowledge
palpable
capable of being touched or felt
paltry
mean, trashy, despicable
parched
deprived of natural moisture
parochial
confined or restricted
parody
a feeble or ridiculous imitation
penitent
feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
pensive
suggestive of sad thoughtfulness
penury
severe poverty
perturbed
troubled
plausible
appearing worthy of belief
pollen
a mass of microspores in a seed plant appearing usually as a fine dust
prestige
influence, commanding position in people's minds
primordial
existing in or persisting from the beginning
probity
adherence to the highest principles and ideals
prodigal
wasteful, recklessly extravagant
proficient
well advanced in an art, occupation, or branch of knowledge
propel
to drive forward or onward
propensity
an often intense natural inclination or preference
prosaic
everyday, ordinary; dull, unimaginative
quiescent
marked by inactivity or repose
rambling
digressive, incoherent, aimless
redolent
exuding fragrance
reprehensible
worthy of blame
rhetoric
the study of principles and rules of composition formulated by critics of ancient times
sage
mature or venerable man of sound judgment
sardonic
mocking, disdainfully or skeptically humorous
scrawny
exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body
seductive
alluring or tempting
servile
slavishly submissive
somber
serious, dark and gloomy
sordid
dirty, filthy, wretched
sporadic
occurring occasionally, singly, or in scattered instances
spurious
of a deceitful nature or quality
spurned
ignored,rejected
stale
tasteless or unpalatable from age
statuesque
resembling a statue esp in dignity, shapeliness, or stillness
tactile
perceptible by touch
tagential
digressive
tendentious
biased
transcribe
to transfer from one recording form to another
truncated
cut short
tumult
disorderly agitation or milling about a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices
uncanny
eerie, mysterious, superhuman
urbane
notably polite or finished in manner
vanity
inflated pride in oneself or one's appearance
vulnerability
state of being vulnerable, disadvantage
wholesomeness
health or well being of mind or spirit