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15 Cards in this Set

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nonpareil
something unequaled
A unique achievement is a nonpareil
malefic
causing harm
Notice Iago's malefic on Roderigo in Shakespeare's Othello.
contiguous
touching
We especially need to make good treaties with contiguous nations.
metempsychosis
transmigration of souls
Some believe in metempsychosis or reincarnation
biogenesis
theory of life from life
Pasteur proved that the theory of biogenesis was true.
bas-relief
low-relief sculpture
The face was cut in bas-relief from a marble slab.
postprandial
after dinner
The contented gusts enjoyed a postprandial stroll.
equilibrist
tightrope walker
The equilibrist did his daring highwire act between the buildings.
punctilio
point of conduct
Her high society world was a treacherous thicket of punctilios.
superannuated
obsolete
We saw his rusted, superannuated farm implements at the auction.
intractable
stubborn
You can't pull that bigot away from his intractable opinions.
egregious
blatant
The egregious act of vandalism shocked the large crowd.
abjure
renounce
It is painful to abjure one's former beliefs.
analgesic
painkiller
He took an extra-strength analgesic for the pain.
discursive
rambling
The illogical, discursive speech was difficult to follow.