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74 Cards in this Set

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abash
v
to make ashamed; to embarrass
abate
v
to subside; to reduce
abdicate
v
to step down from a position of power or responsiblity
aberration
n
something not typical; a deviation from the standard
abhor
v
to hate very, very much; to detest
abject
adj
hopeless; extremely sad and servile; defeated
abnegate
v
to deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce
abridge
v
to shorten; to condense
absolute
adj
total; unlimited; perfect
absolve
v
to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation
abstinent
adj
abstaining; voluntaining; volutarily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation
abstract
adj
theoretical; impersonal
abstruse
adj
hard to understand
abysmal
adj
extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless
accolade
n
an award; an honor
accost
v
to approach and speak to someone aggressively
acerbic
botter; sour; severe
acquiesce
v
to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
acrid
adj
harsh; like acid
acrimonious
adj
full of spite; bitter; nasty
acumen
n
keenness of judgement; mental sharpness
acute
adj
sharp; shrewd
adamant
adj
stubborn; unyielding; completely inflexible
address
v
to speak to; to direct one's attention to
adherent
n
follower; supporter; believer
admonish
v
to scold gently; to warn
adroit
adj
skillful; dexterous; clever; shrewd; socially at ease
adulation
n
wild or excessive admiration; flattery
adulterate
v
to contaminate; to make impure
adverse
adj
unfavorable; antagonistic
aesthetic
adj
having to do with artistic beauty; artistic
affable
adj
easy to talk to; friendly
affectation
n
unnatural or artificial behavior, usually intended to impress
affinity
n
sympathy; attraction; kinship; similarity
affluent
adj
rich; prosperous
agenda
n
program; the things to be done
agrarian
adj
relating to land; relating to the management or farming of land
agnostic
n
one who believes that the existence of a god can be proven nor disproven
aggregate
n
sum total; a collection of seperate things mixed together
alacrity
n
cheerful eagerness or readiness to respond
allege
v
to assert without proof
alleviate
v
to relieve, usually temporarily or incompletely; to make bearable; to lessen
allocate
v
to distribute; to assign; to allot
alloy
n
a combination of two or more things, usually metals
allusion
n
an indirect reference (often to a literary work); a hint
aloof
adj
uninvolved; standing off; keeping one's distance
altruism
n
selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interests of others
ambiguous
adj
unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in different ways
ambience
n
atmosphere; mood; feeling
ambivalent
adj
undecided; having opposed feelings
ameliorate
v
to make better or more tolerable
amenable
adj
obedient; willing to give in to the wishes of another; agreeable
amenity
adj
pleasantness; attractive or comfortable feature
amiable
adj
friendly; agreeable
amnesty
n
an official pardon for a group of people who have violated a law or policy
amoral
adj
lacking a sense of right and wrong; neither good nor bad, neither moral nor immoral; without moral feelings
amorous
adj
feeling living, especially in asexual sense; in love; relating to love
amorphous
adj
shapeless; without a regular or stable shape; bloblike
anachronism
n
something out of place in time or history; an incongruity
analogy
n
a comparison of one thing to another; similarity
anarchy
n
absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
anecdote
n
a short account of a humorous or revealing incident
anguish
n
agonizing physical or mental pain
animosity
n
resentment; hostility; ill will
anomaly
n
an aberration; an irregularity; a deviation
antecedent
n
someone or something that went before; something that provides a model for something that came after it
antipathy
n
firm dislike; a dislike
antithesis
n
the direct opposite
apartheid
n
the abhorrent policy of racial segregation and oppression in the Republic of South Africa
apathy
n
lack of interest; lack of feeling
aphorism
n
a brief, often witty saying; a proverb
apocalypse
n
aprophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
apocryphal
n
of dubious authenticity; fictitious; spurious
apotheosis
n
elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something