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125 Cards in this Set

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affinity
an attraction or fondness toward something
confine
to limit; to restrict
definitive
final; conclusive
finale
the final section
finesse
extreme delicacy or subtlety
finicky
difficult to please; fussy
finite
having bounds; limited
infinite
having no bounds; endless
infinitesimal
immeasurably small; minute
refinement
having a flawless or impeccable quality
affirmation
a positive statement or judgment
affirmative
asserting; giving assent or approval
confirm
to support the validity of; to verify
firmament
the heavens
infirm
physically weak
reaffirm
to affirm or assert again
effortlessly
requiring or displaying little or no effort
enforce
to compel obedience to
forcibly
achieved by the use of force
forte
an activity in which one excels
fortitude
strength of mind; courage
reinforcement
the act of giving more force or effectiveness to
nonverbal
involving little use of language
proverb
a short saying that expresses a truth
proverbial
widely referred to; famous
verbalize
to express in words
verbatim
word for word
verbiage
diction; lingo
verbose
wordy
abduct
to carry off by force
aberration
deviation from the norm
abhor
to consider with horror or disgust
abject
of the most contemptible or wretched kind
abrasion
a wearing away by fricion; a scraped area
abscond
to leave quickly and secretly
abstain
to refrain from something voluntarily
absurd
ridiculously unreasonable
aversion
an intense dislike
avert
to turn away; to prevent
addict
to give oneself compulsively to
adept
highly skilled; expert
adhere
to stick or cling to
adjacent
nearby; next to
admit
to permit to enter
admittance
the act of admitting or entering
admonish
to reprove mildly but seriously
adorn
to decorate or enhance the beauty of
adverse
actively opposed; unfavorable
advocacy
active support
ambidextrous
capable of using both hands with equal ease
ambiguity
the quality of having two possible meanings
ambiguous
having two possible meanings
amphibian
an animal that lives on land and in water
ambivalent
having conflicting feelings towards someone or something
ambition
a strong desire to achieve something
ambience
the surrounding atmosphere
ante
the stake each poker player puts into the pool
antecedent
something that preceeds something else
antedate
to be of earlier date than
anterior
located in front
anticipate
to know beforehand; to look forward to; to act in advance in order to prevent
antediluvian
taking place before the Biblical Flood; very old
antebellum
before the war
circuitous
taking a roundabout course; winding
circumambulation
walking around something
circumference
the boundary line of a circle
circumlocution
the use of indirect and wordy language
circumnavigate
to sail completely around
circumscribe
to draw a line around the bounds; to limit or confine
circumspect
cautious; careful to consider consequences
circumstantial
of no primary significance
incidental
circumvent
to avoid by clever maneuvering
collaborate
to work together
collusion
a secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
condone
to give approval to
consensus
general agreement
consummate
complete or perfect in every respect; complete; utter
convivial
fond of eating, drinking, and being sociable
convoluted
rolled together; intricate; complicated
correlate
to relate together; to show relationship
corroborate
to attest the truth of; to confirm
incoherent
lacking order; unable to express oneself clearly
debilitate
to make weak
decry
to belittle or disparage; to denounce
deduce
to reach a conclusion by reasoning
delineate
to sketch an outline of; to express in words or gestures
denigrate
to slander the character or reputation of
deplore
to regret deeply because of disapproval
derogatory
disparaging; belittling
deviate
to turn aside from a specified course
diffident
lacking self-confidence; timid, shy
discern
to peceive clearly
disconcerting
upsetting, embarrasing
disingenuous
not straightforward or frank
disparage
belittle
disparity
the condition of being unequal
dissension
a difference of opinion
dissipate
to drive away or dispel; to waste
dissuade
to discourage by persuasion
assess
to appraise or evaluate
assiduous
diligent; persistent
insidious
treacherous
preside
to have authority or control
residual
something remaining at the end
sedate
settled; calm
sedentary
marked by much sitting
subside
to sink to a lower level; to become less agitated
supersede
to take the place of
cessation
the act of ceasing or stopping
concede
to admit
exceed
to go beyond the limits of
incessantly
occuring without interruption; continuously
intercede
to act as a mediator in a dispute
precedent
an occurence that is used as an example in dealing with similar cases at a later time
recede
to move back or away from
secede
to withdraw formally from membership in an association
succession
the act of following in order
conducive
tending to bring about a specific result
deductive
involving reasonsing to draw a conclusion
educate
to give knowledge to
induce
to lead a person by persuasion to some action
induct
to admit as a member
misconduct
behavior not conforming to prevailing standards
reduction
lessening something
productive
producing abundantly; yielding useful or favorable results