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17 Cards in this Set

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Imbroglio
A complicated and embarrassing situation
Peccadillo
A slight sin
Braggadocio
Empty boasting
Penury
Abject poverty
Megalomania
Grandiose delusions of one's own importance
Anomaly
Something that is irregular or inconsistent
Panacea
A cure for all ills
Fiasco
A miserable and ridiculous failure
Rationalize
To react unconsciously with a worthy motive for a discreditable act
Idiosyncrasy
A characteristic peculiarity
Èlite
The best or most capable part of any group
Parvenu
One who flaunts, somewhat vulgarly, newly attained wealth (used contemptuously)
Malinger
To feign sickness to shirk work or duty
Jingoism
Favoring a warlike foreign policy
Intelligentsia
The intelligent and educated classes
Chicanery
Mean, petty, trickery
Banal
Commonplace; without sparkle or originality