Barrons Vocabulary SAT Prep

Barrons Vocabulary SAT Prep

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Section 1

(50 cards)

virulent

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-(I)extremely severe;highly noxious (II)spitefully hostile

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Catalyst

Front

-something that causes an event or change to occur

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Censorious

Front

-highly critical

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acclaim

Front

-announce with great approval

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Viable

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-practical or workable capable of maintaining life

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Voluble

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-tending to talk easily or rapidly

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Deride

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-laugh at scornfully

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Cogent

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-strong appealing to reason;well argued

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Acknowledge

Front

-recognize,possibly reluctantly, the status or rights of

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Miserly

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-marked by stinginess and greed

Back

Misanthrope

Front

-one who hates or mistrusts mankind

Back

Zealot

Front

-person who shows excessive religious or political favor

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Commemorate

Front

-honor the memory of Cedric Diggory's memory is not insulted by Albus Dumbledore

Back

Collaborate

Front

-work together

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Abstruse

Front

-difficult to understand

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vindicate

Front

-(I)clear from blame;(II)provide justification or support for

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Colloquial

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-pertaining to conversational or common speech

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Detrimental

Front

-causing injury or damage

Back

Whimsical

Front

-full of sudden,eccentric notions

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Compile

Front

-gather or put together

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Abstract

Front

-not concrete

Back

Captivate

Front

-attract and keep someone's interest

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volatile

Front

-(I)evaporating rapidly;(II)tending to explode into violence or to change unexpectedly

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Vestigial

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-relating to visible traces left by something that no longer exists

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Depravity

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-extreme corruption

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Accolade

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-expression of approval

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Complacency

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-satisfaction with one's person, possessions, or accomplishments

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Cliché

Front

-phrase dulled in meaning by repetition;trite theme;person who acts in wholly predictable ways

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Censure

Front

-harshly criticize

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Vigor

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-active physical or mental strength

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Coherence

Front

-logical consistency;quality of sticking together

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Accessible

Front

-able to be reached

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Calculated

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-deliberately planned (to achieve a goal, accomplish a purpose)

Back

Capitulate

Front

-give up resisting

Back

Derivative

Front

-lacking in originality

Back

Despondent

Front

-showing extreme gloom or depression

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Acquiesce

Front

-agree without protesting

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Abate

Front

-grow less in intensity or degree

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Complement

Front

-make something complete or perfect

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Detachment

Front

-emotional remoteness

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devious

Front

-not straightforward;departing from accepted conduct

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Deprecate

Front

-express strong disapproval of;protest against;belittle

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Coercion

Front

-use of force to compel someone to obey;threat of violence or reprisal

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Cohesion

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-tendency to keep together

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Cajole

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-persuade in the face of reluctance

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Abstemious

Front

-sparing in eating or drinking

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Capricious

Front

impulsive and unpredictable

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Abridge

Front

-reduce (a text) in length

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Candor

Front

-open honesty

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compliance

Front

-conformity in fulfilling requirements;readiness to yield

Back

Section 2

(50 cards)

Conciliatory

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-gaining goodwill by acting in a pleasing manner

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Conflagration

Front

-great fire

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Reticent

Front

-inclined to be silent

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Concede

Front

-acknowledge something to be true;grant as a privilege

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Consensus

Front

-agreement arrived at by a group as a whole

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Reprimand

Front

-strong rebuke

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Confound

Front

-throw into confusion or bewilder

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Decorum

Front

-appropriateness in behavior;orderliness and good taste in manners

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Superficial

Front

-on the surface;not thorough

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Contend

Front

-argue earnestly;struggle in rivalry

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Restraint

Front

-influence that curbs or brings under control

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Concur

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-express agreement with an opinion;happen together

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Conviction

Front

-(I)verdict that someone is guilty of a crime; (II) strongly held belief

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Retract

Front

-take back;draw back

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Deference

Front

-courteous regard for another's wish;respect owed to a superior

Back

Concise

Front

-covering a great deal in few words

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Cryptic

Front

-having a secret meaning

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Deplore

Front

-regret strongly;express grief over

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Constraint

Front

-embarrassed awkwardness;repression of feelings

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Converge

Front

-tend to meet or come together

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Culpable

Front

-deserving blame

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Credulity

Front

-tendency to believe too easily

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Reprehensible

Front

-deserving blame

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Deterrent

Front

-something that discourages

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Debilitate

Front

-sap the strength of

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Depict

Front

-Represent using words or a picture

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Conjecture

Front

-deduce by guessing

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Denounce

Front

-proclaim as evil

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Resigned

Front

-accepting one's fate

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Rescind

Front

-make (an act or contract) void

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Decry

Front

-express strong disapproval of

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Composure

Front

-mental calmness

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Reprove

Front

-scold, generally in a gentle manner

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Deleterious

Front

-injurious to health

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Repudiate

Front

-refuse to have anything to do with;reject the authority of

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contract

Front

-(I)reduce in size;(II) become affected by (a disease)

Back

Definitive

Front

-most complete;providing a final answer

Back

Debunk

Front

-expose as false or exaggerated

Back

Comprehensive

Front

-completely covering (a field or subject)

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Contentious

Front

-involving arguement

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Corroborate

Front

-support with evidence

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Reserve

Front

-formal but distant manner;avoidance of intimacy

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Criterion

Front

-decisive factor

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Resolve

Front

-firmness of purpose

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Delineate

Front

-set forth in detail

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Degradation

Front

-lowering in rank or dignity

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Condone

Front

-treat as if harmless or unimportant

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Cordial

Front

-warmly friendly;sincerely felt

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Cursory

Front

-Hastily done

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Resolution

Front

-firmness of purpose;formal expression of opinion;separation into elements

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Section 3

(50 cards)

Affirmation

Front

positive statement

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Alleviate

Front

make more bearable

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Quell

Front

put an end to

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Reverent

Front

-showing deep respect or adoration

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Adversary

Front

one who resists or opposes

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Alacrity

Front

cheerful readiness to respond

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Repel

Front

drive away;create distaste in

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Robust

Front

-possessing or showing strength

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Skeptic

Front

person who suspends judgement until the evidence supporting a point of view has been examined

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Allusion

Front

indirect or hinted reference

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Adversity

Front

force negatively affecting one's well-being

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Soporific

Front

-marked by inducing sleepiness

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Somber

Front

-dark and gloomy;depressing in nature

Back

Proximity

Front

state of being close

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Affable

Front

easy to talk to;warmly friendly

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Rhetorical

Front

-concerned with the persuasive use of language;pertaining to effective communication;used merely for style

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Sage

Front

-person celebrated for wisdom

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Sluggish

Front

-disinclined to exert oneself;slow to react

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Prudent

Front

shrewd in handling practical matters;showing wisdom

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Subside

Front

settle down;sink to the bottom

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Sporadic

Front

occurring irregularly reoccuring unpredictably

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Adroit

Front

having skill or resourcefulness in coping with situations

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Satirical

Front

-using biting wit to attack folly

Back

Acrid

Front

sharply bitter in taste or odor

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Renounce

Front

give up voluntarily

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Servile

Front

-slavishly submissive

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Aesthetic

Front

dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful

Back

Substantiate

Front

establish by evidence or proof

Back

Querulous

Front

habitually fussy and full of complaints

Back

Succinct

Front

without wasted words;short and to the point

Back

Acrimonious

Front

bitter in words or manner

Back

Scrupulous

Front

-conscientious and exact;extremely thorough

Back

Provincial

Front

pertaining to a province;lacking urban sophistication;limited in outlook

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Seclusion

Front

-state of being removed from social contract

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Submissive

Front

giving way to someone or something that one is unable to resist

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Scrutiny

Front

-close and critical examination

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Advocate

Front

speak in favor of

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Rigorous

Front

-demanding strict attention to meeting standards

Back

Quandary

Front

state of perplexity

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Strident

Front

loud and harsh

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Adulation

Front

excessive admiration

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Stagnant

Front

not flowing;not advancing

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Qualified

Front

(I) made fit (by training, experience) to do a specific job;(II) limited in some manner (secondary meaning)

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Sanction

Front

-make valid;give consent to

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Adherent

Front

someone who follows a leader or supports a cause

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Spurious

Front

-not genuine or authentic

Back

Static

Front

showing little or no change;lacking development

Back

Squander

Front

-spend foolishly

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Specious

Front

-seemingly reasonable but incorrect;superficially plausible

Back

Subordinate

Front

occupying a lower rank

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Section 4

(50 cards)

Arbitrary

Front

determined by impulse or whim;capricious

Back

Methodical

Front

following a system or method

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Mercenary

Front

interested in money or gain

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Loquacious

Front

inclined to talk excessively

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Recount

Front

give a detailed account

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Ratify

Front

approve formally;To approve Murdoch must ______ that he wants lousy favors done for him.

Back

Recluse

Front

someone who withdraws from society

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Metaphor

Front

implied comparison of one thing to another (without the use of like or as);figure of speech

Back

Anarchy

Front

political and social disorder;state of being without a governing body or leader

Back

Quiescent

Front

temporarily inactive;at rest

Back

Juxtaposition

Front

state of being placed side by side or close together

Back

Rant

Front

speak wildly, noisily, or grandiloquently;scold forcefully Murdoch's girlfriend is allowed to go on a ___, but Murdoch is not permitted to go on a _____.

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Refute

Front

prove false;overthrow by means of evidence

Back

Analogous

Front

showing a likeness or similarity

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Quixotic

Front

idealistic but impractical My girlfriend's wishes for everybody to spread their bread with the sharp side down is _________.

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Appease

Front

cause to grow calm or subside

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Mar

Front

injure in a way that spoils perfection

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Apprehension

Front

fear of future evil

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Ambivalence

Front

state of having conflicting emotional attitudes

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Anachronism

Front

something out of place chronologically,not in its proper historical period

Back

Archaic

Front

characteristic of an earlier or more primitive time

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Raucous

Front

disorderly and boisterous;harsh and shrill

Back

Labyrinth

Front

something very intricate or winding in structure;place made up of twisting passages and blind alleys

Back

Rationale

Front

fundamental reason or justification (not always reasonable)

Back

Remorse

Front

deep regret for past misdeeds

Back

Relegate

Front

consign to an inferior position

Back

Recant

Front

retract a previous statement openly confess error

Back

Amorphous

Front

lacking shape or definition

Back

Antagonism

Front

active resistance

Back

Regimen

Front

systematic program or plan;regular course of training

Back

Rancor

Front

lasting resentment Bitter resentment or ill-will Murdoch's trust issues causes ______ towards his female companion and because his low-grade paranoia believes that she's using him for his money. This is incited when his girlfriend sends one text message saying "I love you blah blah blubber garble" then immediately following "Can you buy ____(done without showing Murdoch the budget plan)". #SHESKETCHY

Back

Anomaly

Front

something not easily classified or that deviates from the norm

Back

Materialism

Front

preoccupation with physical comforts and things

Back

Jocular

Front

characterized by joking

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Altruistic

Front

unselfishly concerned for the well-being of others

Back

Appropriate

Front

take possession of for one's own use (possibly without the authority or right to do so)

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Antipathy

Front

deep-seated dislike

Back

Ardent

Front

characterized by intensity of feeling

Back

Anecdote

Front

short account of a supposedly interesting or amusing incident

Back

Ambiguous

Front

having several possible meanings, and therefore unclear

Back

Apathy

Front

lack of concern,especially about things that others find important

Back

Meticulous

Front

excessively careful

Back

Random

Front

without definite purpose,plan, or aim

Back

Ramble

Front

wander aimlessly (physically or verbally)

Back

Malicious

Front

showing ill will

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Rebuttal

Front

response with contrary evidence;reply pointing out flaws in opponent's argument

Back

Lofty

Front

very elevated in character;rising to an impressive height

Back

Animosity

Front

active ill will

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Redundant

Front

excessively wordy;more than needed

Back

Rectify

Front

set right

Back

Section 5

(50 cards)

Banal

Front

lacking originality

Back

Buttress

Front

-shore up using an external support

Back

Brevity

Front

-shortness of expression

Back

Bane

Front

source of harm or ruin

Back

Laconic

Front

brief and to the point;using few words

Back

Profusion

Front

-abundant quantity;lavish expenditure

Back

Listless

Front

lacking in spirit or energy

Back

Benign

Front

gentle in disposition;not malignant

Back

Articulate

Front

expressing oneself clearly

Back

Precocious

Front

-advanced in development

Back

Belittle

Front

to cause someone or something to seem less

Back

Proliferation

Front

-rapid increase in numbers

Back

Cacophonous

Front

-marked by harsh or discordant sound

Back

Linger

Front

loiter or dawdle;continue to exist,although losing strength

Back

Prevalent

Front

-generally accepted

Back

Precursor

Front

-someone or something that precedes another

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Predecessor

Front

-former occupant of a position or office now held by another

Back

Lassitude

Front

feeling or state of weariness or listlessness

Back

Lament

Front

express sorrow

Back

Profound

Front

-having depth (especially intellectual);coming from far below the surface

Back

Pretentious

Front

-making an exaggerated show, to attract attention;making unjustified claims

Back

Ponderous

Front

very heavy;awkward because of its heaviness;tedious and lacking fluency or grace

Back

Austere

Front

forbiddingly stern;severely simple and unornamented

Back

Prodigal

Front

-reckless with money

Back

Attribute

Front

explain by pointing out a cause a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something; (v.) to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from

Back

Levity

Front

lack of proper seriousness

Back

Belie

Front

give a false impression

Back

Laud

Front

give praise to

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Lavish

Front

occurring or produced in abundance

Back

Ascetic

Front

practicing self-denial

Back

Lampoon

Front

make the subject of ridicule

Back

Prolific

Front

-highly productive

Back

Autonomous

Front

not controlled or governed by outside forces

Back

Predilection

Front

-tendency to regard something favorably

Back

Benevolent

Front

disposed to do good

Back

Lethargic

Front

lacking energy

Back

Bolster

Front

-support or prop up

Back

Augment

Front

make larger or more numerous

Back

Pragmatic

Front

concerned with the practical worth or impact of something;dealing with facts

Back

Precarious

Front

dependent on unknown conditions or circumstances, and therefore dangerous

Back

Predator

Front

-creature that seizes and devours another;person who robs or exploits others

Back

Profane

Front

-treat in an unworthy manner

Back

Bleak

Front

barren and lacking in warmth

Back

Presumptuous

Front

-taking liberties; excessively forward

Back

Aloof

Front

emotionally or physically distant

Back

Preclude

Front

-keep from happening;exclude the possibility

Back

Proponent

Front

-one who advocates or argues for something

Back

Polemical

Front

aggressive in verbal attack

Back

Ascendancy

Front

-position of dominance;controlling influence

Back

Assiduous

Front

characterized by careful,persistent attention (to a task)

Back

Section 6

(50 cards)

Obscure

Front

make unclear

Back

Ornate

Front

excessively or elaborately decorated

Back

Pernicious

Front

very destructive Pernicious Women #Hamlet

Back

Peripheral

Front

related to the surface or outer part;of minor importance

Back

Obdurate

Front

stubbornly persistent in resisting persuasion

Back

Oblivion

Front

state of being forgotten

Back

Paradox

Front

something apparently contradictory in nature;statement that looks false,but is actually correct

Back

Implement

Front

put into effect

Back

Usurp

Front

seize another's power or authority

Back

Nuance

Front

shade of difference in meaning or in color

Back

Assumption

Front

something taken for granted;act of taking possession

Back

Orator

Front

one recognized as a skillful public speaker

Back

Parody

Front

humorous imitation (of a serious literary or musical work, a person, an event)

Back

Paucity

Front

smallness of quality or number

Back

Pacifist

Front

one opposed to war or any other form of violence

Back

Nurture

Front

support and encourage (growth,development)

Back

Officious

Front

excessively pushy in offering one's services

Back

Overt

Front

not hidden from view;out in the open

Back

Inane

Front

lacking a point or sense

Back

Perfunctory

Front

lacking interest,care, or enthusiasm;not thorough

Back

Tantamount

Front

corresponding in some respects;alike in quantity,effect, or value

Back

Verbose

Front

using or containing more words than needed

Back

Inadvertently

Front

in a manner exhibiting a lack of attention

Back

Ostentatious

Front

trying to attract attention

Back

Pedantic

Front

overly concerned with small details,especially when teaching;tending to show off one's learning

Back

Assuage

Front

lessen in intensity, or put an end to

Back

Novelty

Front

something new

Back

Obstinate

Front

(I)unreasonably persistent (in an opinion, etc.); (II) not easily controlled,cured, or removed

Back

Astute

Front

characterized by shrewdness and clear-sightedness

Back

Obliterate

Front

destroy completely

Back

Paragon

Front

model of perfection

Back

Precarious

Front

dependent on unknown conditions or circumstances, and therefore dangerous

Back

Opulence

Front

extreme wealth

Back

Atrophy

Front

waste away

Back

Patronize

Front

(I)provide support for;(II)act superior toward;(III) be a customer of

Back

Impede

Front

cause delay in progress or movement

Back

Impudence

Front

state of bold or contemptuous disregard for others

Back

Nonchalance

Front

lack of concern

Back

Predator

Front

creature that seizes and devours another;person who robs or exploits others

Back

Partisan

Front

committed to a particular party or cause

Back

Perpetuate

Front

make something last;preserve from extinction

Back

Opportunist

Front

individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of "opportunities"

Back

Precursor

Front

someone or something that precedes another

Back

Notoriety

Front

state of having a bad reputation

Back

Optimist

Front

one who expects things to turn out for the best;person who looks on the bright side

Back

Opaque

Front

not transparent

Back

Precocious

Front

advanced in development

Back

Pedestrian

Front

performed in an unimaginative manner

Back

Surreptitious

Front

done by stealth

Back

Ominous

Front

having an alarming character that threatens evil

Back

Section 7

(50 cards)

Uniformity

Front

the quality of always having the same form or manner

Back

Florid

Front

tinged with red;having an overly decorated literary style

Back

Frivolous

Front

lacking in seriousness

Back

Foolhardy

Front

foolishly bold;lacking caution

Back

Vacillate

Front

hesitate in making a choice

Back

Impeccable

Front

having no flaws

Back

Gratify

Front

give pleasure to

Back

Myriad

Front

a very large number

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Impecunious

Front

having little or no money

Back

Turmoil

Front

great commotion and confusion

Back

Sustain

Front

live through;keep up;give support to;bear up under

Back

Supplant

Front

replace another,especially by force

Back

Tirade

Front

extended forceful speech,generally critical in nature

Back

Flippant

Front

lacking proper seriousness

Back

Formulaic

Front

following a formula or set procedure

Back

Garrulous

Front

excessively conversational in a rambling, roundabout way

Back

Trite

Front

not fresh or original

Back

Munificent

Front

very generous in giving

Back

Furtive

Front

done in a secretive or shifty manner

Back

Trifling

Front

of very little significance

Back

Fervor

Front

passionate intensity of feeling earnestness of emotion

Back

Tenacity

Front

stubborn determination to reach a goal, and unwillingness to admit defeat

Back

Nefarious

Front

very wicked

Back

Tentative

Front

showing uncertainty not fully developed

Back

Genre

Front

particular variety of art or literature

Back

Naïveté

Front

quality of being unsophisticated

Back

Terse

Front

concise and to the point

Back

Nebulous

Front

not distinct; like a cloud

Back

Surpass

Front

go beyond the powers of

Back

Mitigate

Front

make less intense or severe

Back

Mundane

Front

having to do with transitory everyday concerns;worldly as opposed to spiritual

Back

Taciturn

Front

disinclined to talk

Back

Susceptible

Front

easily influenced;open to impression;having little resistance,as to a disease

Back

Venerate

Front

regard with esteem

Back

Prosaic

Front

dull and unimaginative

Back

Undermine

Front

-chip away at To weaken

Back

Superfluous

Front

more than required

Back

Glutton

Front

someone who eats too much

Back

Unwarranted

Front

having no justification or grounds

Back

Turbulent

Front

violently agitated

Back

Unprecedented

Front

never before experienced or known

Back

Morose

Front

having an ill-humored disposition

Back

Flagrant

Front

conspicuously bad

Back

Trepidation

Front

nervous apprehension

Back

Mollify

Front

moderate in intensity

Back

Futile

Front

incapable of serving any useful purpose

Back

Negate

Front

cancel out;deny the truth of

Back

Frugality

Front

carefulness in spending money or using resources

Back

Misnomer

Front

wrong name or incorrect designation

Back

Transient

Front

staying for a short time

Back

Section 8

(50 cards)

Exhilarating

Front

invigorating and refreshing

Back

Hamper

Front

interfere with

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Endorse

Front

give support to

Back

Exacerbate

Front

increase or intensify the severity of

Back

Hierarchy

Front

arrangement by rank or standing authoritarian body organized into ranks

Back

Hyperbole

Front

extravagant statement (usually not meant to be taken literally)

Back

Excerpt

Front

selected passage (written or musical)

Back

Hypocritical

Front

pretending to be virtuous

Back

Guile

Front

crafty or cunning deception to achieve a goal

Back

Exemplary

Front

serving as a model worthy of imitation

Back

Exemplify

Front

serve as an example of

Back

Execute

Front

put into effect;carry out

Back

Illusory

Front

not real;causing an illusion

Back

Enhance

Front

make more attractive or effective

Back

Enigma

Front

puzzling or unexplainable situation or event

Back

Hypothetical

Front

based on assumptions or hypotheses

Back

Idiosyncrasy

Front

individual trait,usually odd in nature

Back

Gravity

Front

serious or critical nature

Back

Homogeneous

Front

of the same nature or kind

Back

Fastidious

Front

difficult to please

Back

Enmity

Front

active ill will (generally mutual)

Back

Epitome

Front

perfect example or embodiment

Back

Gullible

Front

easily deceived;overly ready to believe

Back

Esoteric

Front

known only to the chosen few (and therefore mysterious)

Back

Immutable

Front

not subject to change

Back

Impair

Front

make worse

Back

Erroneous

Front

containing a mistake

Back

Eulogy

Front

expression of praise,often on the occasion of someone's death

Back

Immaterial

Front

of no particular importance

Back

Hedonist

Front

one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

Back

Exempt

Front

not subject to a duty or obligation

Back

Enumerate

Front

mention one by one

Back

Hackneyed

Front

lacking in originality

Back

Equivocal

Front

intentionally misleading;open to more than one interpretation

Back

Expedite

Front

speed up the progress of (a process);accomplish with promptness

Back

Illicit

Front

not authorized by law

Back

Exhaustive

Front

treating all aspects of a subject or topic

Back

Feasible

Front

capable of being done

Back

Gratuitous

Front

given freely;uncalled for

Back

Ephemeral

Front

lasting only a short time

Back

Expedient

Front

governed by self-interest

Back

Heresy

Front

opinion contrary to popular belief or to accepted religion

Back

Haughtiness

Front

disdain toward persons supposedly lower in rank or status

Back

Iconoclastic

Front

attacking cherished traditions

Back

Equitable

Front

dealing fairly with everyone

Back

Hardy

Front

able to withstand harsh conditions

Back

Euphemism

Front

mild expression in place of an unpleasant one

Back

Gregarious

Front

seeking the company of others

Back

Exalt

Front

raise in rank or dignity

Back

Exonerate

Front

clear from blame

Back

Section 9

(50 cards)

Discriminating

Front

able to see subtle differences (secondary meaning)

Back

Discordant

Front

disagreeable to the ear;not in harmony

Back

Edify

Front

instruct in moral matters;benefit spiritually

Back

Doctrine

Front

a teaching or belief, in general; a particular principle (religious,legal,etc.) being taught

Back

Eloquence

Front

forceful and persuasive speech

Back

Falter

Front

move or act hesitantly or unsteadily

Back

Fallacious

Front

logically unsound

Back

Discerning

Front

mentally quick and observant

Back

Dissent

Front

withhold agreement

Back

Dormant

Front

marked by lack of activity;temporarily quiet,as if sleeping

Back

Discrepancy

Front

inconsistency;disagreement between facts or claims; difference

Back

Distinction

Front

(I)state of being worthy or noble; (II)perception of a difference

Back

Disdain

Front

view with scorn or contempt

Back

Discredit

Front

destroy confidence in;hurt the reputation of

Back

Elated

Front

in high spirits

Back

Discourse

Front

formally discuss a subject at some length; hold a conversation

Back

Divergent

Front

tending to move or draw apart

Back

Eclectic

Front

composed of elements drawn from a variety of sources

Back

Elusive

Front

hard to grasp or capture

Back

Fanaticism

Front

extreme devotion to a belief or cause

Back

Elaborate

Front

expand or work out something in detail

Back

Extol

Front

praise highly

Back

Disinclination

Front

slight aversion or lack of willingness

Back

Egotism

Front

excessive sense of self-importance;lack of consideration for others

Back

Emulate

Front

attempt to equal or outdo

Back

Disclose

Front

make known;cause to be seen

Back

Exploit

Front

deed or action,particularly a brave deed

Back

Extraneous

Front

not belonging or pertinent to something

Back

Disparity

Front

condition of inequality

Back

Disparage

Front

sneer at

Back

Document

Front

create a detailed record;provide written evidence to support statements

Back

Duplicity

Front

double-dealing

Back

Eminent

Front

high in reputation

Back

Elicit

Front

draw out (a response or reaction)

Back

Facilitate

Front

help bring about;make less difficult

Back

Disperse

Front

cause to break up or spread widely apart

Back

Explicit

Front

clearly defined;leaving nothing implied

Back

Extricate

Front

release from a difficulty

Back

Dogmatic

Front

positive in asserting one's opinion (especially when it's unwarranted)

Back

Dismiss

Front

refuse to accept or consider

Back

Disseminate

Front

scatter (as in sowing seeds)

Back

Dubious

Front

causing doubt to arise;of doubtful quality

Back

Ebullient

Front

overflowing with high spirits;showing excitement

Back

Embellish

Front

make more beautiful;make a story more interesting by adding (generally fictitious) details

Back

Disposition

Front

(I) final arrangement;(II) temperamental makeup or mood

Back

Exploit

Front

make use of,sometimes unjustly

Back

Elucidate

Front

throw light upon;make clear

Back

Discount

Front

minimize the significance of

Back

Disputatious

Front

fond of arguing "Murdoch is occasionally _________ with his girlfriend Ella, because he's a sick ruddy f*ng sadist, who speaks in a roundabout way,and who enjoys seeing her full gamut of emotions".

Back

Exuberance

Front

unrestrained vigor and joy

Back

Section 10

(44 cards)

Intrepid

Front

exhibiting courage

Back

Indifferent

Front

unmoved or unconcerned by

Back

Diligence

Front

steadiness of effort;persistent hard work

Back

Dilemma

Front

choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives

Back

Inherent

Front

firmly established by nature or habit

Back

Irreproachable

Front

free from blame

Back

Inclusive

Front

tending to include or take in all

Back

Digression

Front

departure from the main subject

Back

Inconsequential

Front

having no significance

Back

Innocuous

Front

not likely to harm or injure

Back

Inexorable

Front

Unable to be moved or stopped

Back

Intractable

Front

not easily managed or controlled

Back

Innovation

Front

introduction of something new

Back

Itinerant

Front

characterized by traveling from place to place

Back

Ironic

Front

resulting in an unexpected and poignantly incongruous or unwanted outcome

Back

Inert

Front

lacking power to move

Back

Innate

Front

existing from birth

Back

Integrity

Front

commitment to moral and ethical principles;state of being whole

Back

Inure

Front

become accustomed to something unpleasant or unwelcome

Back

Insipid

Front

lacking in flavor

Back

Invert

Front

turn upside down or inside out

Back

Ineffable

Front

unable to be put into words

Back

Diminution

Front

reduction in size

Back

Incongruous

Front

logically inconsistent

Back

Intervene

Front

come between in order to prevent or alter;occur between (events.periods of time)

Back

Ingenious

Front

resourcefully incentive

Back

Insularity

Front

narrow provincial point of view

Back

Intimidate

Front

make fearful

Back

Indict

Front

charge with a crime

Back

Diffuse

Front

spread out;both wordy and poorly organized

Back

Inundate

Front

overwhelm

Back

Incite

Front

arouse to action

Back

Irate

Front

caused or characterized by anger

Back

Indiscriminate

Front

not marked by making careful distinctions;choosing at random

Back

Incisive

Front

highly direct and decisive

Back

Incorrigible

Front

incapable of being reformed

Back

Devise

Front

form in one's mind (a plan,method, or invention)

Back

Indefatigable

Front

incapable of becoming tired

Back

Instigate

Front

incite to an action

Back

Didactic

Front

intended to teach or convey information

Back

Indolent

Front

disinclined to effort ;habitually lazy

Back

Diffidence

Front

lack of confidence

Back

Induce

Front

move someone to do something by persuasion

Back

Incidental

Front

not essential

Back