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36 Cards in this Set

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Being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary
One who collects or salvages garbage or junk
Beau gest
a graceful or magnanimous gesture
to make (as steel or glass) less brittle by heating and then cooling
Salad days
time of youthful inexperience or indiscretion; also: an early flourishing period: heyday
with all possible speed
a small portion: a limited quantity
of a similar nature or character: like
a mixture often of incongruous elements
to acquaint with an existing situation or environment
to foster growing knowledge of, familiarity with, or acceptance of (as an idea or belief): publicize
capable of being judicially heard and determined
commendation, praise
1: brought close together
*2: very full
1: discolored by bruising: black-and-blue

2: ashen, pallid

3: reddish

*4: very angry : enraged
: to state as an opinion
In his review, Malcolm opined that it was good to see the band returning to the formula that had worked so well for their first album.
*1 : appearing ready to collapse : rickety

2 : carelessly or loosely constructed
The properties were separated by a ramshackle wooden fence that was just barely held together with chicken wire.
: an often intense natural inclination or preference
"My brother has a propensity for exaggeration," said Daniella, "so you should probably take his claims with a grain of salt."
1 : a priest in ancient Greece; specifically : the chief priest of the Eleusinian mysteries

2 *a : a person who explains : commentator
b : a person who defends or maintains a cause or proposal : advocate
"Very few women can be coerced into spending $4,000 for green leather trousers embroidered with silver petals . . . simply because some fashion hierophant declares it a trend." (Cathy Horyn, The New York Times, March 30, 1999)
1 a : white, glowing, or luminous with intense heat
*b : marked by brilliance especially of expression
c : characterized by glowing zeal : ardent
The professor was dazzled by Tia's incandescent prose, which was infinitely more sophisticated than that of the other students in the introductory history course.
: impish, whimsical
Ellen found Gabe's puckish antics quite appealing when they first started dating, but now she wishes he would be more serious.
: to make or become smart or spruce
"Work could undoubtedly be done on the show to titivate it for Broadway -- but the score will remain a problem, if not a liability." (Clive Barnes, The New York Post, August 13, 2000)
1 : a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison

2 a chiefly British : molasses
b : a blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup used as syrup

*3 : something (as a tone of voice) heavily sweet and cloying
The film is engaging for about an hour, but then it nose-dives into sentimental treacle and never recovers.
: a deliberate misrepresentation; also : an inference drawn from it
Shareholders have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for its subreption of earnings and losses.
1 : a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building

*3 : something that supports or strengthens
: marked by propriety and good taste : correct
*1 : to bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

2 a : to make pale
b : to deprive of natural vigor : make feeble
: sun worship
: able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; also : designed to be durable
1 : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative

*2 : wordy
1 : not capable of sinning or liable to sin

*2 : free from fault or blame : flawless
*1 : a closing piece of music; especially : an organ voluntary at the end of a church service

2 : a closing phase (as of an epoch or a literary work)
hors de combat
adjective or adverb

: out of combat : disabled
1 : an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness

*2 : a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being
: cheap and gaudy in appearance or quality; also : ignoble
1 : a part of a European newspaper or magazine devoted to material designed to entertain the general reader

2 : a work of fiction printed in installments

*3 : a short literary composition often having a familiar tone and reminiscent content