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Cards (200)

Section 1

(50 cards)

Portent

Front

A warning sign; omen

Back

Torpor

Front

Dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity

Back

Decorum

Front

Dignified, correct behavior

Back

Degradation

Front

Deprivation; poverty/shame; debasement

Back

Torpid

Front

Inactive (mentally or physically); lazy; stagnant

Back

Posterity

Front

Future Generations

Back

Hone

Front

Sharpen; increase; whet

Back

Riddled

Front

Full of (usually full of holes)

Back

Odious

Front

Hateful

Back

Lavish

Front

Great amounts; wasteful

Back

Largess

Front

Generosity

Back

Defoliate

Front

Cause leave to fall off

Back

Bureaucracy

Front

Officialdom

Back

Obtuse

Front

Mentally dull; annoyingly insensitive

Back

Officious

Front

Annoyingly domineering; intrusive; meddlesome

Back

Advocate

Front

Support

Back

Poseur

Front

Someone who puts on an act

Back

Defunct

Front

No longer in existence

Back

Espouse

Front

Promote; take up; support

Back

Eulogy

Front

Praise in speech or writing

Back

Broach

Front

Start to discuss; approach

Back

Hyperbole

Front

Grossly exaggerated speech

Back

Rigor

Front

Thoroughness

Back

Tirade

Front

Stream of verbal abuse

Back

Legion

Front

In large numbers (people)

Back

Deference

Front

Respect

Back

Hinder

Front

Obstruct

Back

Adulation

Front

Strong admiration; worship

Back

Adversity

Front

Hardship

Back

Esoteric

Front

Obscure and difficult to understand

Back

Brusque

Front

Blunt, abrupt in speech or manner

Back

Tome

Front

Large book

Back

Affable

Front

Friendly; social; easygoing

Back

Rife

Front

Common

Back

Obsolete

Front

No longer valid

Back

Adroit

Front

Skillful

Back

Revere

Front

Worship

Back

Brevity

Front

Being brief; concise

Back

Lax

Front

Careless; not strict

Back

Bulwark

Front

Fortification; barricade; wall

Back

Posthumous

Front

Occurring, awarding or appearing after death

Back

Hypochondriac

Front

A person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses

Back

Reticent

Front

Restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative

Back

Aesthetic

Front

Concerning art or beauty

Back

Obviate

Front

Avoid; make unnecessary

Back

Totter

Front

Walk unsteadily

Back

Hoary

Front

Old; grayish-white

Back

Pontificate

Front

Speak pompously or dogmatically

Back

Err

Front

Make a mistake

Back

Etymology

Front

The study of word origins

Back

Section 2

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Decoy

Front

Lure; trap; trick

Back

Respite

Front

A break; intermission

Back

Titter

Front

Giggle quietly

Back

Erratic

Front

Wandering; irregular

Back

Cynical

Front

Believing that people act only out of selfish motives

Back

Laud

Front

Praise

Back

Obscured

Front

Hidden; covered; buried

Back

Therapeutic

Front

Medicinal; curative

Back

Obsession

Front

A dominating concern

Back

Heresy

Front

Against orthodox opinion

Back

Debunking

Front

Exposing false claims or myths

Back

Poignant

Front

Deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

Back

Epitomized

Front

Typified; characterized; personified; perfect example of something

Back

Acrid

Front

Sharp or biting to the tastes and smells; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

Back

Braggart

Front

Someone who boasts

Back

Absolution

Front

Forgiveness; pardon; release

Back

Adamant

Front

Forceful; inflexible

Back

Bristle

Front

To show irritation; short stiff (hairs on animals)

Back

Portend

Front

Foretell

Back

Acuity

Front

Sharpness (mental or visual)

Back

Restorative

Front

A tonic; capable of renewing health or strength

Back

Histrionic

Front

Theatrical; exaggerated

Back

Acrophobia

Front

Fear of heights

Back

Poised

Front

Calm; collected; self-possessed

Back

Thwart

Front

Prevent; frustrate

Back

Larceny

Front

Theft; robbery; stealing

Back

Polemic

Front

Causing debate or argument

Back

Languish

Front

Decay; fade away; get weaker

Back

Debility

Front

Weakness; incapacity

Back

Equivocated

Front

Speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth

Back

Lance

Front

Spear; spike; javelin

Back

Retention

Front

Preservation; withholding

Back

Hiatus

Front

Interruption; pause

Back

Resplendent

Front

Shining; glowing; gleaming

Back

Obsequious

Front

Servile; submissive

Back

Terse

Front

Concise; to the point

Back

Hidebound

Front

Rigid in opinion

Back

Languid

Front

Tired; slow; relaxed; pleasantly lazy

Back

Brawny

Front

Muscular

Back

Bourgeois

Front

Middle class

Back

Epistle

Front

A letter (form of communication)

Back

Ponderous

Front

Weighty; slow and clumsy because of weight

Back

Obstreperous

Front

Noisy and boisterous

Back

Decathlon

Front

An athletic competition with ten events

Back

Hieroglyphics

Front

1. Picture writing; 2. writing which s difficult to read or enigmatic

Back

Boorish

Front

Ill-mannered

Back

Timorous

Front

Cowardly; fearful

Back

Epistolary

Front

Concerned with letters; through correspondence

Back

Retraction

Front

Withdrawal; cancellation of a statement

Back

Obscure

Front

Difficult to understand; partially hidden

Back

Section 3

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Tawdry

Front

Of little value; gaudy

Back

Cringe

Front

Recoil; flinch; shy away

Back

Repudiate

Front

Refuse to accept or be associated with; Deny the truth

Back

Obfuscate

Front

Deliberately make something difficult to understand

Back

Resignation

Front

Acceptance of fate or inevitable

Back

Credulous

Front

Gullible; ready to believe anything

Back

Hasten

Front

Hurry; accelerate; rush

Back

Temper

Front

To moderate

Back

Tenacious

Front

Stubborn; resolute; holding firm to a purpose

Back

Accolade

Front

Tribute; honor; praise

Back

Laconic

Front

Using few words; brief; to the point

Back

Blatant

Front

obvious

Back

Blithe

Front

Free-spirited; carefree

Back

Reprieve

Front

A respite; postponement of a something

Back

Laceration

Front

A cut

Back

Hedonist

Front

Pleasure Seeker

Back

Lackluster

Front

Dull; monotonous; bland

Back

Plumage

Front

Feathers of a bird collectively

Back

Blighted

Front

Damaged; destroyed; ruined

Back

Headstrong

Front

Stubborn; willful

Back

Lamentation

Front

Expression of regret or sorrow

Back

Objective

Front

Unbiased; not subjective

Back

Oblique

Front

Indirect; slanting

Back

Abstain

Front

Desist; go without; withdraw

Back

Tenative

Front

Not Certain

Back

Abstruse

Front

Difficult to understand; obscure

Back

Crepuscular

Front

active at dawn and dusk

Back

Plausible

Front

can be believed; reasonable

Back

Plethora

Front

An excess

Back

Plummet

Front

Fall suddenly and steeply

Back

Ensconce

Front

Establish firmly in a position

Back

Blunderbuss

Front

1. Ancient weapon (type of gun); 2. A clumsy person

Back

Creditable

Front

praiseworthy

Back

Lachrymose

Front

Tearful; sad

Back

Enshroud

Front

Cover

Back

Abstemious

Front

Self denying; Refraining from indulging

Back

Ephemeral

Front

Short-lived

Back

Haughtiness

Front

Arrogance; pride

Back

Envenom

Front

To cause bitterness and bad feeling

Back

Cryptic

Front

Puzzling; enigmatic

Back

Obliterate

Front

Destroy; demolish; eradicate

Back

Hedonism

Front

Self indulgence; Pleasure-seeking

Back

Obdurate

Front

stubborn

Back

Tedium

Front

Boredom

Back

Resolution

Front

Determination

Back

Pliable

Front

Flexible; not stubborn

Back

Rescind

Front

Retract; repeal

Back

Enunciation

Front

clear pronunciation; accent; articulation

Back

Bolster

Front

Support; prop up

Back

Eschew

Front

Shun; avoid using

Back

Section 4

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Tangent

Front

Going off the main subject

Back

Cower

Front

Recoil in fear or servility; shrink away from

Back

Oblivious

Front

Totally unaware

Back

Bombast

Front

Arrogant, pompous language

Back

Counterfeit

Front

Fake; False

Back

Harbingers

Front

indicators; bringers or warnings

Back

Resonant

Front

Echoing

Back

Blasphemy

Front

speech which offends religious sentiments

Back

Talisman

Front

Lucky charm

Back

Nuance

Front

Something subtle; a fine shade of something

Back

Abasement

Front

Humiliation; degradation

Back

Plagiarism

Front

taking credit for someone's writing or ideas

Back

Acquiesce

Front

To agree to; give in to

Back

Labyrinth

Front

A maze

Back

Plaudit

Front

Statement giving strong praise

Back

Harangue

Front

noisy, attacking speech

Back

Enigma

Front

puzzle; mystery

Back

Bigot

Front

Narrow-minded, Prejudice person

Back

Noxious

Front

harmful; poisonous; lethal

Back

Remuneration

Front

Payment for work done

Back

Heed

Front

Listen to; pay attention

Back

Credible

Front

Believable

Back

Bilk

Front

Cheat; Defraud

Back

Podium

Front

Raised Platform

Back

Abrasive

Front

Rough; course; harsh

Back

Knotty

Front

Complex; Difficult to solve

Back

Labyrinthine

Front

Complicated; highly convoluted

Back

Tardy

Front

Slow; late; overdue; delayed

Back

Replete

Front

full

Back

Plaintiff

Front

Petitioner (in court of law)

Back

Tenuous

Front

Flimsy; not solid

Back

Reprehensible

Front

Shameful; very bad

Back

Engender

Front

Cause

Back

Abrogate

Front

cancel; deny; repeal

Back

tangible

Front

can be touched

Back

Hamper

Front

Hinder; obstruct

Back

Enfranchise

Front

Give voting rights

Back

Epicure

Front

Someone who appreciates good food and drink

Back

Hanger

Front

Storage area for a plane

Back

Enhance

Front

Improve; make better or clearer

Back

Abhor

Front

Hate

Back

Covert

Front

hidden; undercover

Back

Lampoon

Front

Ridicule; spoof

Back

Renown

Front

Fame

Back

Placid

Front

Calm; Peaceful

Back

Billowing

Front

Swelling; fluttering; waving

Back

Kindle

Front

to start a fire

Back

Nullify

Front

To counter; make unimportant

Back

Nuzzle

Front

Cuddle; snuggle

Back

Curtail

Front

Cut short; put restrictions on

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