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Section 1

(50 cards)

pugnacious

Front

inclined to quarrel or fight readily

Back

implacable

Front

not capable of being pleased

Back

pythagorean theorem

Front

Back

furtive

Front

taken, done, used, etc; by stealth

Back

A number is divisible by 6 if...

Front

it is divisible by both 2 and 3

Back

wary

Front

watchful, being on guard against danger

Back

If a triangle has two SIDEs that are equal it also has two...

Front

angles that are equal

Back

The square root of a number squared

Front

is the number (sqr root of 3^^2 (or 9) is 3)

Back

"difference" means...

Front

subtract

Back

mercurial

Front

changeable

Back

reclamation

Front

the act or process of being reclaimed

Back

consort

Front

to associate or keep company with someone, usually for means of wrong-doing

Back

x^-n =

Front

1/x^n

Back

Of 0, 1 & 2, which are prime?

Front

2

Back

What is significant about 3-4-5

Front

Is a "special right" triangle

Back

Each angle of an equilateral triangle = x degrees

Front

60

Back

percent

Front

divide by 100 ( /100)

Back

A number is divisible by 4 if...

Front

the last 2 digits are divisible by 4 358912 ends in 12, and is thus divisible by 4

Back

stratagem

Front

a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy

Back

maverick

Front

independent in action or thought

Back

median

Front

the middle of a set of numbers

Back

To get 10% of a number

Front

divide the number by 10 (some people remember this as move the decimal place one to the left)

Back

number of degrees in a circle

Front

360

Back

impetuous

Front

of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc

Back

(a^b)^c =

Front

a^(b*c)

Back

1/x^-n =

Front

x^n

Back

"of" means...

Front

times

Back

number of degrees in a triangle

Front

180

Back

A number is divisible by 3 if....

Front

the sum of its digits is divisible by three

Back

contingent

Front

dependent upon or existing based on something else

Back

thwart

Front

successfully prevent from accomplishing a purpose

Back

aberration

Front

a deviation from the norm

Back

If we multiply an equation with greater than or less than by a negative number

Front

the sign flips

Back

clandestine

Front

characterized or done in secrecy or concealment.

Back

sqrt(x) =

Front

x^1/2

Back

coup

Front

a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move

Back

rancorous

Front

showing deep-seated resentment or ill-will

Back

bane

Front

a person or thing that spoils

Back

x^0 =

Front

1

Back

nth-rt(x) =

Front

x^1/n

Back

integer

Front

numbers without fractional or decimal parts (positive, negative and/or zero)

Back

enmity

Front

feeling of ill-will

Back

abate

Front

to put an end to; to weaken, suppress, or cause to subside

Back

A number is divisible by 9 if....

Front

the sum of its digits is divisible by nine

Back

mean

Front

average (add up the numbers, divide by the number of numbers

Back

a^b * a^c =

Front

a^(b+c)

Back

prime numbers

Front

a number which can only be divided by itself and 1

Back

An equilateral triangle has...

Front

three equal sides and three equal angles

Back

heresy

Front

opinion or doctrine at opposition to the orthodox or accepted doctrine

Back

mode

Front

the most frequent occuring number in a set of numbers

Back

Section 2

(50 cards)

Berate

Front

to scold harshly

Back

Illusory

Front

producing illusion, deceptive

Back

chagrin

Front

a feeling marked by disappointment or humiliation

Back

carnage

Front

people or things left killed; the dead remaining after the battle

Back

cognizant

Front

conscious of one's surroundings

Back

Continence

Front

self-control, self-restraint

Back

Hubris

Front

excessive pride or self-confidence

Back

acerbity

Front

sourness, with roughness or astringency of taste

Back

Burnish

Front

to polish; to make smooth and bright

Back

Nefarious

Front

intensely wicked or vicous

Back

Adamant

Front

stubbornly unyielding

Back

conjecture

Front

a guess or hypothesis

Back

delineate

Front

to portray in words; describe or outline with precision

Back

bellicose

Front

eager to fight; quarrelsome

Back

Arcane

Front

secret, obscure; known only to a few

Back

Oust

Front

to remove from position by force; eject

Back

cathartic

Front

calming or completely relieving of emotion

Back

accrue

Front

to happen or result as a natural growth

Back

citadel

Front

a fortress or stronghold

Back

capitulate

Front

to surrender unconditionally

Back

abdicate

Front

relinquish

Back

consummate

Front

to bring to a state of perfection

Back

edification

Front

moral improvement or guidance

Back

Facile

Front

easily accomplished; seeming to lack sincerity or depth; arrived at without due effort

Back

Hypocrite

Front

one who puts on a false appearence of virtue; one who criticizes a flaw he in fact possesses

Back

Insuperable

Front

incapable of being submounted or overcome

Back

bucolic

Front

rustic or pastoral; pertaining to rural farm lifestyle

Back

Fitful

Front

intermittent, lacking steadiness; characterized by irregular bursts of activity

Back

acumen

Front

keen insight; shrewdness

Back

Sportive

Front

frolicsome, playful

Back

bovine

Front

ox-like; cow-like

Back

Peculate

Front

to embezzle

Back

Elude

Front

to avoid cleverly, to escape the perception of

Back

Gamely

Front

spritedly, bravely

Back

Nebulous

Front

vague, undefined

Back

docile

Front

easily managed or handled; tractable

Back

Coterie

Front

an intimate group of people with a similar purpose

Back

Ironic

Front

poignantly contrary or incongruous to what was expected

Back

charlatan

Front

an imposter; quack; phony

Back

Dour

Front

sullen and gloomy; stern and severe

Back

dexterous

Front

skillful or adroit in the use of hands or body

Back

bourgeois

Front

a member of the middle class

Back

baroque

Front

irregular in shape or ornate in size; 17th century art movement

Back

dichotomy

Front

division into two parts or kinds

Back

Novel

Front

new and not resembling anything formerly known

Back

Jocular

Front

playful, humorous

Back

Diffuse

Front

to spread out widely, to scatter freely, to disseminate

Back

acquiesce

Front

submit or comply silently or without protest

Back

despondent

Front

feeling or showing profound hopelessness

Back

Proxy

Front

a person authorized to act for someone else

Back

Section 3

(50 cards)

Lithe

Front

moving and bending with ease; marked by effortless grace

Back

Seraphic

Front

angelic, sweet

Back

Pique

Front

to arouse anger or resentment in; provoke

Back

Curt

Front

abrupt, short with words

Back

Tout

Front

to praise or publicize loudly or extravagantly

Back

Usury

Front

the practice of lending money at exorbiant rates

Back

Abandon

Front

total lack of inhibition

Back

Mitigate

Front

to make less severe, make milder

Back

Aphorism

Front

a short statement or principal

Back

Thwart

Front

to block or prevent from happening; frustrate, defeat the hopes or aspirations of

Back

Interlocutor

Front

ones who take part in conversation

Back

Lexicon

Front

a dictionary; a stock of terms pertaining to a particular subject or vocabulary

Back

Hiatus

Front

a gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity

Back

Pare

Front

to trim off excess, reduce

Back

Husband

Front

to manage economically; to use sparingly

Back

Abate

Front

to decrease, to reduce

Back

Eschew

Front

to shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful)

Back

Beget

Front

to produce, especially as an effect or outgrowth; to bring about

Back

Stasis

Front

a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation

Back

Imperious

Front

commanding, domineering; urgent

Back

Grotto

Front

a small cave

Back

Bovine

Front

relating to cows; having qualities characteristics of cow, such as sluggishness or dullness

Back

Limber

Front

flexible, capable of being shaped

Back

Condole

Front

to grieve; to express sympathy

Back

Seminal

Front

influential in an original way, providing a basis for further development for further development; creative

Back

Insolent

Front

insultingly arrogant, overbearing

Back

Obdurate

Front

stubbornly persistent, resistant to persuasion

Back

Neonate

Front

a newborn child

Back

Paltry

Front

pitifully small or worthless

Back

Dogged

Front

stubbornly persevering

Back

Wry

Front

bent or twisted in shape or condition; dryly humorous

Back

Palpable

Front

capable of being touched or felt; easily perceived

Back

Repose

Front

relaxation, leisure

Back

Sophomoric

Front

exibiting great immaturity and lack of judgement

Back

Macabre

Front

having death as a subject; dwelling on the gruesome

Back

Ignoble

Front

having low moral standards, not noble in character; mean

Back

Onus

Front

a burden, an obligation

Back

Spartan

Front

highly self-disciplined; frugal, austere

Back

Philology

Front

the study of ancient texts and languages

Back

Encumber

Front

to weigh down, to burden

Back

Morose

Front

gloomy, sullen

Back

Imbibe

Front

to recieve into the mind and take in, absorb

Back

Pore

Front

to read studiously or attentively

Back

Flout

Front

to scorn, to disreard with contempt

Back

Mote

Front

a small particle, speck

Back

Mannered

Front

artificial or stilted in character

Back

Yen

Front

a strong desire, craving

Back

Sully

Front

to tarnish, taint

Back

Malaise

Front

a feeling of unease or depression

Back

Extrude

Front

to form or shape something by pushing it out, to force out, especially through a small opening

Back

Section 4

(50 cards)

Acme

Front

the highest level or degree attainable

Back

Harangue

Front

to give a long speech

Back

Sojourn

Front

a temporary stay, visit

Back

Balk

Front

to stop short and refuse to go on

Back

Verbose

Front

wordy

Back

Raze

Front

to tear down, demolish

Back

Trounce

Front

to beat severely, defeat

Back

Accede

Front

to express approval, to agree to

Back

Cull

Front

to select, weed out

Back

Abjure

Front

to renounce under oath; to abandon forever; to abstain from

Back

Purport

Front

to profess, suppose, claim

Back

Plucky

Front

courageous; spunky

Back

Espy

Front

to catch sight of

Back

Digress

Front

to turn aside, especially from the main point; to stray from the subject

Back

Facetious

Front

witty, humorous

Back

Coquette

Front

a flirtatious woman

Back

Rancor

Front

bitter hatred

Back

Emulate

Front

to strive to equal or excel, to imitate

Back

Effluvia

Front

waste; odorous fumes given off by waste

Back

Intrepid

Front

fearless, resolutely courageous

Back

Relegate

Front

to send into exile, banish; assign

Back

Uncanny

Front

so keen and preceptive as to seem supernatural, peculiarly unsettling

Back

Mores

Front

fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes

Back

Libertine

Front

one who advocates individual rights and free will

Back

Puissant

Front

powerful

Back

Reprove

Front

to criticize or correct, usually ina gentle manner

Back

Galvanize

Front

to shock; to arouse awareness

Back

Rapt

Front

deeply absorbed

Back

Animus

Front

a feeling of animosity or ill will

Back

Stint

Front

to be sparing or frugal; to restrict with respect to a share or allowance

Back

Bucolic

Front

pastoral, rural

Back

Cache

Front

a hiding place; stockpile

Back

Broach

Front

to mention or suggest for the first time

Back

Rife

Front

abundant prevalent especially to an increasing degree; filled with

Back

Seamy

Front

morally degraded, unpleasant

Back

Dearth

Front

a lack, scarvity, insufficiency

Back

Enjoin

Front

to direct or impose with urgent appeal, to order with emphasis; to forbid

Back

Vernacular

Front

everyday language used by ordinary people; specialized language of a profession

Back

Bombastic

Front

high-sounding but meaningless; ostentatiously lofty in style

Back

Patent

Front

obvious, evident

Back

Refute

Front

to contradict. discredit

Back

Declaim

Front

to speak loudly and vehemently

Back

Impute

Front

to lay the responsibility or blame for, often unjustly

Back

Terse

Front

concise, brieft, free of extra words

Back

Pundit

Front

one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner

Back

Commute

Front

to change a penalty to a less severe one

Back

Cantankerous

Front

having a difficult, uncooperative, or stubborn disposition

Back

Abet

Front

to aid; to act as an accomplice

Back

Bursar

Front

a treasurer or keeper of funds

Back

Turgid

Front

swollen as from a fluid, bloated

Back

Section 5

(50 cards)

Patrician

Front

aristocratic

Back

Tenacious

Front

tending to persist or cling; persistent in adhering to something valued or hibitual

Back

Indomitable

Front

incapable of being conquered

Back

Lax

Front

not rigid, loose; negligent

Back

Coagulate

Front

to clot; to cause to thicken

Back

Gregarious

Front

outgoing, sociable

Back

Zenith

Front

the point of culmination; peak

Back

Mordant

Front

biting and caustic in manner and style

Back

Certitude

Front

assurance, freedom from doubt

Back

Preternatural

Front

existing outside of nature; extraordinary; supernatural

Back

Acuity

Front

sharp vision or perception characterized be the ability to resolve fine detail

Back

Plaintive

Front

expressive of suffering or woe, melancholy

Back

Tortuous

Front

having may twists and turns; highly complex

Back

Flippant

Front

marked by disrespectful lightheartedness or casualness

Back

Tactile

Front

producing a sensation of touch

Back

Acuity

Front

sharp vision or perception characterized by the ability to resolve fine detail

Back

Toady

Front

one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors

Back

Vehemently

Front

marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

Back

Revile

Front

to critisize with harsh language, verbally abuse

Back

Archipelago

Front

a large group of islands

Back

Solicitous

Front

anxious, concerned; full of desire, eager

Back

Vilify

Front

to slander, defame

Back

Intimation

Front

a subtle and indirect hint

Back

Obfuscate

Front

to confuse, make obscure

Back

Malevolent

Front

exibiting ill will; wishing harm to others

Back

Concord

Front

agreement

Back

Emollient

Front

soothing, especially to the skin

Back

Reprehensible

Front

blameworthy, disreputable

Back

Malediction

Front

a curse, a wish of evil upon another

Back

Intransigent

Front

uncompromising, refusing to abandon an extreme position

Back

Jettison

Front

to discard, to get rid of as unnecessary

Back

Febrile

Front

feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity

Back

Expunge

Front

to erase, eliminate completely

Back

Salwart

Front

marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, and spirt

Back

Blatant

Front

completely obvious and conspicuous, especially in an offensive, crass manner

Back

Volley

Front

a flight of missiles; round of gunshots

Back

Refract

Front

to deflect sound or light

Back

Bedraggle

Front

to make less visible, to obscure, or blur

Back

Sedition

Front

behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state

Back

Dilapidated

Front

in disrepair, run down

Back

Wily

Front

clever; deceptive

Back

Squalid

Front

filthy and degraded as the result of neglet or poverty

Back

Rankle

Front

to cause anger and irritation

Back

Concomitant

Front

existing concurrrently; occuring simultaneously

Back

Levity

Front

an inappropriate lack of seriousness, overly casual

Back

Subterranean

Front

hidden, secret; underground

Back

Platial

Front

relatin to a palace; magnificant

Back

Abscond

Front

to leave quickly in secret

Back

Amity

Front

friendship, good will

Back

Pugilism

Front

boxing

Back

Section 6

(50 cards)

Impassive

Front

absent of any external sign of emotion, expressionless

Back

Microcosm

Front

a small scale representation of a larger system

Back

Fallacious

Front

tending to decieve or mislead; based on a fallacy

Back

Expound

Front

to explain or describe in detail

Back

Salient

Front

prominent, of notable significance

Back

Imperturbable

Front

unshakably calm and steady

Back

Paean

Front

a tribute, a song or expression of praise

Back

Ersatz

Front

being an artificial and inferior substitute or irritation

Back

Incredulous

Front

unwilling to accept what is true, skeptical

Back

Penury

Front

an oppressive lack of resources (like money), severe poverty

Back

Blasphemous

Front

cursing, profane; extremely irreverent

Back

Acumen

Front

sharpness of insight, mind, and understanding; shrewd judgement

Back

Tantamount

Front

equal in value or effect

Back

Dissident

Front

disagreeing with an established religous or political system

Back

Cataclysmic

Front

severly destructive

Back

Constraint

Front

something that restricts or confines within prescribed bounds

Back

Resplendent

Front

splendid, brilliant

Back

Debacle

Front

a sudden, disatrous collapse or defeat; a total, ridiculous failure

Back

Grandiloquence

Front

pompous talk; fancy but meaningless language

Back

Fortuitous

Front

by chance, especially by favorable chance

Back

Adulation

Front

excessive fattery or admiration

Back

Constituent

Front

component, part; citizen, voter

Back

Stymie

Front

to block or thwart

Back

Cloying

Front

sickly sweet; excessive

Back

Becloud

Front

to make less visible, to obscure, or blur

Back

Impugn

Front

to call into question; to attack verbally

Back

Censorious

Front

critical; tending to blame and condemn

Back

Propensity

Front

a natural inclination of preference

Back

Itinerant

Front

wandering from place to place; unsettled

Back

Frenetic

Front

frantic, frenzied

Back

Mollify

Front

to soothe in temper or disposition

Back

Opprobrious

Front

disgraceful, shameful

Back

Palimpsest

Front

an object or place having diverse layers or aspects beneath the surface

Back

Autocrat

Front

a dictator

Back

Aver

Front

to declare to be true, to affirm

Back

Abrogate

Front

to annul; to abolish by authoritative action

Back

Histrioics

Front

deliberate display of emotion for effect; exaggerated behavior calculated for effect

Back

Adroit

Front

skillful; accomplished; highly competent

Back

Portentous

Front

foreshadowing, ominous; eliciting amazement and wonder

Back

Captious

Front

marked by the tendency to point out trivial faults; intended to confuse in an argument

Back

Truculent

Front

disposed to fight

Back

Temporal

Front

having to do with time

Back

Mellifluous

Front

having a smooth, rich flow

Back

Extirpate

Front

to root out, eradicate, literrally or figuratively; to destroy wholly

Back

Secular

Front

not specifically pertaining to religion, relating to the world

Back

Dispassionate

Front

unaffected by bias or strong emotions; not personally or emotionally involved in something

Back

Paradigm

Front

an outstandingly clear or typical example

Back

Vicariously

Front

felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feeling of another

Back

Aplomb

Front

self-confident assurance; poise

Back

Necromancy

Front

the practice of communicating with the dead in order to predict failure

Back

Section 7

(50 cards)

Abnegate

Front

to give up; to deny to oneself

Back

Behemoth

Front

to produce, especially as an effect or outgrowth; to bring about

Back

Ingratiate

Front

to gain favor with another by deliberate effort, to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage

Back

Veracity

Front

accuracy, truth

Back

Diluvail

Front

pertaining to a flood

Back

Anodyne

Front

a source of comfort; a medicine that relieves pain

Back

Rhetoric

Front

the art of speaking or writing effectively; skill in the effective use of speech

Back

Conflagration

Front

big, destructive fire

Back

Epochal

Front

momentous, highly significant

Back

Platitude

Front

overused and trite remark

Back

Penitent

Front

expressing sorrow for sins or offenses, repentant

Back

Inherent

Front

involving the essential character of something, built-in, inborn

Back

Hedonist

Front

one who pursues pleasure as a goal

Back

Prodigal

Front

recklessly extravagant, wasteful

Back

Stipulate

Front

to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer

Back

Obstinate

Front

unreasonably persistant

Back

Olfactory

Front

relating to the senses of smell

Back

Countervail

Front

to act or react with eual force

Back

Incarnadine

Front

red, especially blood red

Back

Sybarite

Front

a person devoted to pleasure and luxury

Back

Inundate

Front

to cover with a flood; to overwhelm as if with a flood

Back

Inveterate

Front

firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude

Back

Voluble

Front

talkative, speaking easily, glib

Back

Chary

Front

watchful, cauious; extremely shy

Back

Malfeasance

Front

wrongdoing or misconduct, especially by a public offical

Back

Discomfit

Front

to disconcert to make one lose one's composure

Back

Adept,

Front

extremely skilled

Back

Punctilious

Front

concerned with precise details about codes or conventions

Back

Extrapolation

Front

using known data and information to determine what will happen in the future, prediction

Back

Libertine

Front

a free thinker, usually used disparagingly; one without moral restraint

Back

Panegyric

Front

elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise

Back

Misanthrope

Front

a person who hates or distrusts mankind

Back

Fodder

Front

raw material, as for artistic creation, readily abundant ideas or images

Back

Implacable

Front

inflexible; not capable of being changed or pacified

Back

Allay

Front

to lessen, ease, reduce in intensity

Back

Patronize

Front

to act as patron of, to adopt an air of condescension towards, to buy from

Back

Amorphous

Front

having no definate form

Back

Cacophony

Front

a jarring, unpleasant noise

Back

Arrrgate

Front

to claim without justification; to claim for oneself without right

Back

Plebeian

Front

crude or coarse; characteristic of commoners

Back

Wan

Front

sickly pale

Back

Feign

Front

to prestend, to give a false appearence of

Back

Malleable

Front

easily influenced or shaped capable of being altered by outside forces

Back

Sequester

Front

to set apart, seclude

Back

Remission

Front

a lessening of intensity or degree

Back

Cessation

Front

a temporary or complete halt

Back

Arrears

Front

unpaid, overdue debts or bills; neglected obligations

Back

Extrinsic

Front

exernal, unessential; originating from the outside

Back

Tautological

Front

having to do with needless repetition, redundancy

Back

Primeval

Front

ancient, primitive

Back

Section 8

(50 cards)

Forego

Front

to precede, to go ahead of

Back

Modicum

Front

a small portion, limited quantitty

Back

Inquest

Front

an investigation, an inquiry

Back

Abortive

Front

ending without results

Back

Benificent

Front

pertaining to an act of kindness

Back

Oligarchy

Front

a government in which a small group excercises supreme control

Back

Catalyst

Front

something that provokes or speeds up significant chane, especially without being affected by the concequences

Back

Calumny

Front

a false and malicious accusation; misrepresentation

Back

Hegemony

Front

the domination of one state or group over its allies

Back

Apposite

Front

strikingly appropriate or well adapted

Back

Simian

Front

apelike; relating to apes

Back

Adjudicate

Front

to hear and settle a matter; to act as a judge

Back

Inter

Front

to bury

Back

Cogent

Front

logically forceful; compelling, convincing

Back

Eponymous

Front

giving one's name to a place, book, resturant

Back

Strident

Front

loud, harsh, unpleasently noisy

Back

Panache

Front

flamboyance or dash in style and action

Back

Unconscionable

Front

unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust

Back

Affected

Front

phony, artificial

Back

Importunate

Front

troublesomely urgent; extremely persistant in request or demand

Back

Lampoon

Front

to ridicule with satire

Back

Pecuniary

Front

relating to money

Back

Pellucid

Front

transparently clear in style or meaning, easy to understand

Back

Pandemic

Front

occuring over a wide geographic area and affecting a large portion of the population

Back

Opine

Front

to express an opinion

Back

Anomaly

Front

a deviation from the common rule, something that is difficult to classify

Back

Defamatory

Front

injurious to the reputation

Back

Junta

Front

a small governing body, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power

Back

Stratify

Front

to arrange or divide into layers

Back

Cumulative

Front

increasing, collective

Back

Saccharine

Front

excessively sweet or sentimental

Back

Heretical

Front

departing from accepted beliefs or standards, oppositional

Back

Actuate

Front

to put into motion, to activate; to motivate or influence to activity

Back

Penchant

Front

an inclanation, a defiinate liking

Back

Purloin

Front

to steal

Back

Mutability

Front

the quality of being capable of change, in form of character; susceptibility of change

Back

Trajectory

Front

the path followed by a moving object, whether through space or otherwise; flight

Back

Rapacious

Front

taking by force; driven by greed

Back

Tawdry

Front

gaudy, cheap, showy

Back

Myopic

Front

lacking foresight, having a narrow view or long range perspective

Back

Discrete

Front

individually distinct, separate

Back

Macrocosm

Front

the whole universe; a large-scale reflection of a part of the greater world

Back

Temerity

Front

unreasonable or foolhardy disregard for danger

Back

Actuate

Front

a growth in size, an increase in amount

Back

Nihilism

Front

the belief that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is useless; the belief that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable

Back

Ballast

Front

a structure that helps to stabalize or steady

Back

Equivocate

Front

to avoid committing oneself in what one says, to be deliberately unclear

Back

Rostrum

Front

an elevated platform for public speaing

Back

Kismet

Front

destiny, fate

Back

Covert

Front

secretive, not openly shown

Back

Section 9

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Contentious

Front

quarrelsome, disagreeable, belligerent

Back

Apprise

Front

to give notice to, inform

Back

Circumvent

Front

to go around; avoid

Back

Elegy

Front

a mournful poem, usually about the dead

Back

Paragon

Front

a model of excellence or perfectiion

Back

Convergence

Front

the state of separate elements joining or coming together

Back

Opportunist

Front

one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, with little regard gor principle

Back

Compliant

Front

submissive, unyielding

Back

Maverick

Front

an independent individual who does not go along with a group

Back

Gauche

Front

lacking social refinement

Back

Feckless

Front

ineffective, worthless

Back

Nomenclature

Front

a system of scientific names

Back

Beatific

Front

displaying calmness and joy, relating to a state of celestial happiness

Back

Pariah

Front

an outcast

Back

Lilliputian

Front

very small

Back

Malapropism

Front

the accidental, often commical, use of a word which resembles the one intended, but has a different, often contradictory meaning

Back

Cede

Front

to surrender position of something

Back

Becalm

Front

to stop the process of, to soothe

Back

Forgo

Front

to do without, to abstain from

Back

Abstemious

Front

done sparingly; consuming in moderation

Back

Caustic

Front

biting, sarcastic

Back

Phlegmatic

Front

having a sluggish, unemotional temperament

Back

Furtive

Front

sly, with hidden motives

Back

Atavistic

Front

characteristic of a former era, ancient

Back

Denizen

Front

an inhabitant, a resident

Back

Licentious

Front

immoral; unrestrained by society

Back

Accretion

Front

a growth in size, an increase in amount

Back

Disingenuous

Front

giving a false appearence of simple frankness; misleading

Back

Adumbrate

Front

to give a hint or indication of something to come

Back

Imprecation

Front

a curse

Back

Arable

Front

suitable for cultivation

Back

Apostate

Front

one who renounses a religious faith

Back

Espouse

Front

to take up and support as a cause; to marry

Back

Non Sequitur

Front

a statement that does not follow logically from anything previously said

Back

Insensate

Front

lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish

Back

Euphemism

Front

an inoffensive and agreeable expression that is substituded for one that is considered offensive

Back

Laudable

Front

deserving of praise

Back

Mawkish

Front

sickeningly sentimental

Back

Tutelage

Front

guardship, guidence

Back

Feral

Front

suggestive of a wild beast, not domesticated

Back

Impudent

Front

marked by cocky boldness or disregard for others

Back

Demagogue

Front

a leader, rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice

Back

Caucus

Front

a closed committie within a political party; a private committee meeting

Back

Irascible

Front

easily angered, hot-tempered

Back

Awry

Front

crooked, askew, amiss

Back

Bilious

Front

ill-tempered, sickly, ailing

Back

Ornery

Front

having an irritable disposition, cantankerous

Back

Anthropomorphic

Front

suggesting human characteristics for animals and inanimate things

Back

Fictive

Front

fictional, relating to imaginative creation

Back

Politic

Front

shrewd and crafty in managing or dealing with things

Back

Section 10

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Superlative Form

Front

used to compare more than two things typically formed by -est or most + adj. or most +adv. ex. My cat is the cutest cat of all.

Back

Collective Adjectives

Front

Common structure: "A" or "The" followed by an adjective. These take plural verbs and pronouns. ex.The elderly are enjoying the Silver Lake Cruise. other common collective adjectives - rich, poor, long-suffering

Back

Acclivity

Front

an incline or upward slope, theascending side of a hill

Back

allusion

Front

passing reference or indirect mention

Back

Redundancy/Wordliness

Front

a unncecssarily repetitive and usually contains a ridiculous repetition such as "free gifts" or "new innovation" a pharse can usually be replaced with a more concise alternative, for example "a few " instead of "a small number of"

Back

Double Negatives

Front

avoid pharses which use two negatives words instead of one typical incorrect phrases: can't scarcely/ scarcely no can't hardly/ hardly no can't barely/ barely no

Back

Adjectives

Front

describe things, modify nouns or pronouns ex. purple, kind, tall

Back

Veritable

Front

being without question, often used figuratively

Back

Pronoun Consistency

Front

Keep the chosen pronoun the same throughout the message examples of incorrect usage We have to follow the rules whether one wants to or not. Can we empty the lint traps when you are done?

Back

Paramount

Front

supreme, of chief importance

Back

Misplaced Modifiers

Front

make sure the correct modifier is placed directly next to the pharse it modifies examples of incorrect usage: Raised in a field without any pesicides, I prefer organic fruit. Orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, researchers found a new group of asteroids.

Back

Celerity

Front

speed, haste

Back

Filibuster

Front

to use obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speech making, in order to delay something

Back

anecdote

Front

short account of event

Back

Appropriate

Front

at assign a particular purpose, allocate

Back

Prepositional Phrase

Front

A preposition followed by a phrase (group of words) ex. a bunch of roses, it's beween you and me, around every corner

Back

assert

Front

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Back

aesthetic

Front

having to do with the appreciation of beauty

Back

Sacrilegious

Front

impious, irreverent toward what is held to be sacred or holy

Back

Noun/Pronoun Agreement

Front

Nouns and pronouns must agree: plural nouns must have plural pronouns and singular nouns must have singular pronouns. examples of incorrect usage: Someone was riding their bike down the road. Many people want to take his or her time

Back

Replete

Front

abundantly supplied, complete

Back

ambivalent

Front

Simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain

Back

Euthanasia

Front

the practice of ending the life of termanally ill individuals; assisted suicide

Back

Insular

Front

characteristic of an isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint

Back

Prepositional Phases and Agreement

Front

Ignoring prepositional phrases can help with determining subject-verb agreement ex. The coffee, as well as milk and pastries, is on its way over to you. The coffee is...

Back

Collective Nouns

Front

Common structure: "A" or "The" followed by a noun. These take singular verbs and pronouns. ex. The team is winning its game. other common collective nouns - group, company, family, management

Back

Adverbs

Front

modifty verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs usually end in --ly ex. examine calmly

Back

Unconscionable

Front

unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust

Back

Logical Comparisons "Faulty Comparison"

Front

always make sure you are comparing two indentical objects, people, or ideas. examples of incorrect usage: Mario's speeches were on a par with John F Kennedy. Anna's food is better than Amy. Lauren's dog won more prizes in the dog show than Oliver.

Back

Rarefy

Front

to make rare, thin, or less dense

Back

Preposition

Front

A word that shows time, space or logical relationships between words. ex. above, across, after, against, among, around, at, before, beside, between, of

Back

Consanguineous

Front

having the same lineage or ansestry; related by blood

Back

Comparative Form

Front

used to compare two things typically formed by adding -er or more + adj. or more + adv. ex. Of the two sauces, I liked the first one better.

Back

Deride

Front

to laugh at contemptuously, to make fun of

Back

Tempestuous

Front

stormy, turbulant

Back

Complacent

Front

self-satisfied, smug

Back

Word choice

Front

similar sounding or similar looking words which are used incorrectly ex. constrict vs. restrict regenerated vs. regressed

Back

Pathogenic

Front

causing disease

Back

Blithely

Front

merrily, lightheartedly cheerful; without appropriate thought

Back

Idioms

Front

expressions which take on a meaning of their own; usually involve verb + preposition ex: preoccupation with

Back

Secular

Front

not specifically pertaining to religion, relating to the world

Back

Worst

Front

to gain the advantage over; to defeat

Back

assess

Front

to evaluate or determine the worth of

Back

Subject/Object Agreement

Front

If the subject is plural, the object should be plural. If the subject is singular, the object should be singular. examples of incorrect usage The children wanted to become an artist. The teachers paid for supplies out of their own pocket.

Back

Braggart

Front

a person who brags or boasts in a loud and empty manner

Back

Parallelism

Front

a series of items is written in the same logical structure. a list of actions or items might trigger a problem with structure. example of incorrect usage: I like running, hiking, and to swim

Back

Presage

Front

something that foreshadows; a feeling of what will happen in the future

Back

Subject-Verb Agreement

Front

Plural subjects must have plural verbs. Singular subjects must have singular verbs. examples of incorrect usage The quarterback, along with the the other players, are out celebrating. The company, having already made budget cuts, have decided to close. Along the side of the road are a row of trees. The players, after just one game, was tired.

Back

Admonish

Front

to caution or warn gently in order to correct something

Back

Megalomania

Front

obsession with great or grandiose performance

Back

Section 11

(50 cards)

characterize

Front

v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.

Back

elicit

Front

derive by reason

Back

scornful

Front

filled with contempt; showing disdain

Back

concur

Front

to agree

Back

conventional

Front

conforming or adhering to general, accepted standards

Back

rhetoric

Front

the art of using language effectively and persuasively

Back

compare

Front

examine and note the similarities or differences of

Back

nostalgia

Front

longing for something past

Back

endorse

Front

to give approval or support to

Back

pragmatic

Front

concerned with practical outcomes

Back

digression

Front

a message that departs from the main subject; diversion

Back

reverent

Front

deeply respectful

Back

provoke

Front

provide the needed stimulus for

Back

reconcile

Front

come to terms; accept

Back

illustrate

Front

to make clear by examples or pictures

Back

justify

Front

defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Back

qualified

Front

meeting the proper standards and requirements

Back

phenomenon

Front

an unusual, observable event

Back

interpret

Front

make sense of a language

Back

objective

Front

undistorted by emotion or personal bias

Back

indifferent

Front

showing no care or concern in attitude or action

Back

prove

Front

establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Back

partisan

Front

devoted to a cause or party

Back

repudiate

Front

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

Back

dubious

Front

doubtful; uncertain; questionable

Back

resigned

Front

accepting something reluctantly; to give up

Back

satire

Front

ridicule, especially in literary form

Back

contrast

Front

put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

Back

hyperbole

Front

extravagant exaggeration

Back

refute

Front

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

Back

ironic

Front

suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens

Back

belied

Front

to show to be false

Back

convey

Front

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

Back

plausible

Front

appearing true, reasonable, or fair

Back

disinterested

Front

unbiased

Back

personification

Front

the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.

Back

dispassionate

Front

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

Back

discern

Front

to distinguish one thing from another

Back

exemplify

Front

clarify by giving an example of

Back

disengaged

Front

disconnected, disassociated

Back

dismissive

Front

showing indifference or disregard

Back

disparity

Front

inequality; difference

Back

metaphor

Front

comparison not using like or as

Back

discredit

Front

to harm the reputation of, dishonor or disgrace

Back

equivocate

Front

speak ambiguously

Back

contempt

Front

disrespect

Back

hypothesis

Front

possible explanation for a set of observations or scientific question

Back

disparage

Front

to belittle

Back

debunk

Front

to prove false

Back

relevant

Front

having a connection with the subject

Back

Section 12

(8 cards)

underscore

Front

to emphasize

Back

speculate

Front

reflect deeply on a subject

Back

undermine

Front

to weaken

Back

scrutinize

Front

examine closely and critically

Back

simile

Front

a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')

Back

subjective

Front

influenced by personal opinion, biased

Back

substantiate

Front

solidify, firm, or strengthen, to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

Back

yield

Front

production of a certain amount

Back