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24 Cards in this Set

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destitute (adjective)

def. without money; poor

With no inheritance, he left his family destitute.
fidelity (noun)

def.1.faithfulness to obligation or duty 2.exactness,accuracy

His fidelity to his work is so strong, so he never disappoint others.
veracity (noun)

v -ras'i-te
def. truth; accuracy

I don't doubt his veracity, because he never tells a lie.
credibility (noun)

kred` -bil'i-te
def. believability; ability to be trusted

She treats her workers well and she has credibility with them.
delude (verb)

def. to mislead; to cause someone to think something that is false

He deluded himself into thinking that he is an important man.
incredulity (noun)

def. disbelief; amazement

When his death was first announced, the public received the news with shock and incredulity.
fiduciary (adjective,noun)

def.1.adj.pertaining to money or property held for one person (or several people) by others 2.n.a person holding money for another

As a fiduciary of his friend, he was responsible for taking care of his friend's money.
defiant (adjective)

di-fi' nt
def. refusing to follow orders or rules; resisting boldly

Whenever his parents advise him, his attitude is defiant.
give carte blanche

kart blansh'
def. to give full: a blank document

Her company gave her carte blanche to start a new project, so she has carte blanche to spend whatever she needs to spend.
creed (noun)

def. set of beliefs or principles

The church published its creed about belief in god.
def. doomed to a bad fate; unlucky

She was star-crossed; with her great records, she couldn't go to the college because of destitution.
verify (verb)

ver' -fi
def. to determine the truth or accuracy of; to conform

When you join clubs in the website, you have to enter your password and also verify it.
deviate (verb)

def. to vary from a path, course, or norm

He deviated from society by becoming a drug addict.
veritable (adjective)

ver'i-t -b l
def.1.unquestionable;being truly so 2.almost;nearly;very similar to

His mind is a veritable encyclopedia of information, because he remembers everything.
hold out an olive branch
def. make an offer of peace

South Korea held out an olive branch to North Korea, but it didn't work well.
acrophobia (noun)

ak`r -fo'be-
def. fear of heights

He never take an airplane because of his acrophobia.
nondenominational (adjective)

non`di-nom` -na'sh -n l
def. not associated with one specific religion

The chapel at that place is nondenominational, so everyone may enter.
claustrophobia (noun)

klo`str -fo'be-
def. fear of closed or small spaces

He can't live in such a small room by himself because of his claustrophobia.
Behind the eight ball
def. at a disadvantage; in a hopeless situation

After he lost his money, house and family, he was behind the eight ball.
xenophobia (noun)

zen` -fob'e-
def. fear or hatred of foreigners or foreign things

That American never talks with asian people, so I think he has a xenophobia.
nonchalant (adjective)

non`sh -lant'
def. unconcerned; carefree

He was quite nonchalant about losing his job.
get to first base
def. do the first thing successfully

If you get to first base, you can go through that work easily.
nondescript (adjective)

def. not distinct; difficult to describe because it lacks indivisuality

We can find her office easily because it is in a nondescript building on the main street.
def. jokingly; insincerely; without really meaning something

She spoke with tongue-in-cheek when she asked her friend to loan her a million dollars.