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54 Cards in this Set

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aggrandize
increase in power
capricious
change one's mind often
chicanery
deception by means of guile
cogent
convincing, well reasoned
desultory
jumping from one thing to another
diffident
lacking self confidence
dilatory
intended to delay
dilettante
amateurish
disabuse
free from error
disparate
fundamentally different
dissemble
present a false appearance, disguise
dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinions
elegy
sorrowful poem
enervate
reduce in strength
engender
produce, bring about
ephemeral
lasting a short time
equivocate
use expressions of double meaning
exculpate
clear from blame
exigent
urgent
exonerate
clear of blame
florid
excessively decorated
foment
arouse or incite
garrulous
talks a lot
iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs
impetuous
quick to act without thinking
inchoate
not fully formed
insipid
lacking interest, flavor
intransigent
uncompromising
irascible
easily made angry
laconic
using few words
loquacious
talkative
malinger
evade responsibility
mollify
calm, make less severe
obdurate
hardened in feeling
obsequious
overly submissive
obviate
prevent, make unnecessary
occlude
to stop up, prevent passage
opprobium
public disgrace
perfidious
willing to betray trust
perfunctory
done in routine way
prevaricate
lie, deviate from
prodigal
lavish, wasteful
propitiate
appease
propriety
correct behavior
rarefy
make thinner
repudiate
reject the validity of
reticent
silent, reserved
soporific
causing sleep
speccious
deceptively attractive
stolid
unemotional
tacit
done without using words
torpor
mental and physical sluggishness
vacillate
sway, be indecisive
veracity
filled with truth, accuracy