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100 Cards in this Set

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aberration
a deviation from the standard
access
approach
accord
agreement
adage
proverb saying better late than never
adversary
enemy or opponent
advocate
one who speaks on behalf of another
affluence
abundance; wealth
agenda
list of things to be done or discussed
alacrity
brisk willingness
alias
assumed name
allusion
indirect reference to something else
anarchy
lawlessness or complete disorder
animosity
great hatred
anomaly
abnormality or irreqularity
anthology
creative work like poems songs stories
apathy
indifference
apex
the highest point
Atlas
book of maps
audacity
boldness
avarice
greed or desire for wealth
awe
Feeling of respect and wonder
basiton
strong hold, fortress
Beacon
literally "guiding light"
benediction
blessing
bigotry
bias or prejudice based on differences from ones self
blasphemy
an insult to something held sacred or holy
blemish
defect
bondage
slavery
boon
benefit
brawl
noisy fight
brevity
shortness
brochure
pamphlet
bulwark
strong protection
caliber
literally the size of a bullet at the base.
camouflage
disguise that makes something harder to see
caste
social class, group, or position
catastrophe
sudden disaster
chagrin
Feeling of deep disappointment or embarrassment
chronicle
historical record
clamor
uproar
clemency
mercy
condolence
expression of sympathy
connoisseur
expert judge of quality
consensus
general agreement
context
the words or ideas around a given word or idea
criterion
standard of judgement
crux
the essential point
cynic
one who doubts the good intention of others
data
known facts
dearth
scarcity
debacle
general defect
debut
first appearance before an audience
deference
respect or courtesy
deluge
great flood
depot
warehouse
destiny
predetermined fate
detriment
damage or loss
diagnosis
determining the nature of a disease or a situation
diction
manner in which words are used or pronounced in speech
dilemma
situation requiring a choice between two unpleasant courses of action
din
loud continuing noise
directive
general order
discord
disagreement
discrepancy
inconsistency
discretion
freedom of choice and ability to keep a secret
dissent
difference of opinion
drought
long spell of dry weather
egotist
self centered
elite
choice or higher
enigma
mystery
Enterprise
Important project
environment
surrounding influences or conditions
epitome
typical representation
epoch
period of time identified by an important event
era
period of time marked by an important person or event
essence
basic nature
etiquette
rules of social behavior
excerpt
passage from a book or document
exodus
departure usually of large numbers
facet
side or aspect
facsimile
exact copy
fallacy
mistaken idea
fantasy
imagination
feud
continued deadly hatred
fiasco
complete humiliating failure
fiend
cruel person
finale
last part of event
flair
natural talent
flaw
defect
focus
central point
foe
enemy
format
physical appearance
forte
ones strong point
fortitude
steady courage
forum
gathering for discussion of issues
foyer
entrance hall
fraud
deliberate deception
friction
rubbing of one thing against another
function
purpose served by a person, object, or organization
furor
outburst of excitement