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Cards (152)

Section 1

(50 cards)

Diatribe

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(n.) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

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Amenable

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(adj.) willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible

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Digression

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(n) the act of turning aside, straying from the main point, esp. in a speech or argument

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Abstemious

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(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

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Cogent

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(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point

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Querulous

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(adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful

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Discerning

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(adj) having good judgment or insight; able to distinguish mentally

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Burgeoning

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(adj) beginning to grow or increase rapidly; flourishing

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Assuage

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(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

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Assiduous

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(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent

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Complaisant

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(adj.) willing to please; agreeable

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Belie

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(v) contradict or misrepresent

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Ameliorate

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(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

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Conciliatory

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(adj) reconciling, appeasing, attempting to make the peace

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Demur

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(adj.) quiet, modest, reserved (Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, she remained demure.)

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Impertinent

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(adj.) rude, insolent (Most of your comments are so impertinent that I don't wish to dignify them with an answer.)

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Delineate

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(v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially

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Upbraid

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(v.) to blame, scold, find fault with

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Deference

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(n.) courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior

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Desultory

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(adj.) not having any set plan; (adj.) moving or jumping about from one subject to the next

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Disabuse

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(v.) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking

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Bolster

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(v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post

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Contention

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(n.) Claim; thesis

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Buttress

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(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure

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Compendium

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(n.) a complete, short summary; (n.) a list or collection of various items

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Apprise

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(v) Inform, give notice to

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Chicanery

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(n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactices, double-dealing

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Calumny

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(n.) an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies (The local official's calumny ended up ruining his opponent's prospect of winning the election.)

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Condone

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(v.) to pardon or overlook

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Craven

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(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward

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Deterrent

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(n) something that restrains or discourages

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Superfluous

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(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

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Alleviate

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(v.) to relieve, make more bearable

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Approbation

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(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

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Contrite

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(adj.) Regretful; plagued by guilt; rueful

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Didactic

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A term used to describe fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model of correct behavior or thinking.

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Daunt

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(v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

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Burnish

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(v.) to polish, shine (His mother asked him to burnish the silverware before setting the table.)

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Caustic

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(adj.) able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic

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Denigrate

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(v) belittle, attack the reputation of

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Dichotomy

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(n.) division into two part or regions

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Confound

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(v.) to frustrate, confuse

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Boorish

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(adj.) rude, unrefined; clumsy

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Disparate

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(adj.) sharply differing, containing sharply contrasting elements

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Aver

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(v.) to affirm, declare confidently

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Gossamer

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(adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n.) a very thin, light cloth

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Connoisseur

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(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts

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Egregious

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(adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)

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Abeyance

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(n.) a temporary suspension or cessation; (n.) a temporary suppression

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Deride

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(v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

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Section 2

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Distend

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(v.) to swell out

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Exigency

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(n.) Urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency

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Insularity

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(n.) narrow-mindedness; isolation

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Intractable

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(adj) difficult to control, manage, or manipulate; hard to cure; stubborn

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Disseminate

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(v) scatter, spread about, broadcast

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Levity

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(n.) a lack of seriousness or earnestness, especially about things that should be treated with respect; buoyancy, lightness in weight

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Fawning

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(adj.) seeking flavor by flattering

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Fatuous

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(adj.) stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way

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Incongruity

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(n.) state of not fitting; lack of harmony; absurd

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Lassitude

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(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

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Itinerary

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(n.) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook

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Implacable

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(adj.) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding

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Impassive

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(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless

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Felicitous

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(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

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Mendacious

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(adj.) given to lying or deception; untrue

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Divest

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(v) deprive or strip of rank, title, etc., or of clothing or gear; to sell off holdings (opposite of invest)

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Forestall

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(v.) to prevent by acting first

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Elicit

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(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

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Inadvertently

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(adj.) unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly

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Dupe

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(n) a person easily tricked or deceived; (v) to deceive

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Ebullient

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(adj.) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling

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Irresolute

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(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating

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Impervious

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(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

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Dissolution

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(n) Dissolving, the state of having been dissolved; breaking bonds or breaking up of a group of people; death, disintegration; sinking into extreme hedonism, vice, and degradation

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Insipid

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(adj.) dull, boring

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Morose

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(adj) having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable

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Fledgling

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(n.) a newborn bird that recently acquired its feathers; (n.) an inexperienced person

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Flout

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(v.) to mock, treat with contempt

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Malingerer

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(n.) One who feigns or pretends illness to escape duty

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Effrontery

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(n.) shameless boldness, impudence

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Grandiloquent

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(adj.) speaking in a pompous manner (-)

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Irascible

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(adj.) easily angered

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Efficacy

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(n) the quality of being able to produce the intended effect

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Inured

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(adj) accustomed to accepting something undesirable

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Indolent

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(adj.) lazy

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Indigence

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(n.) poverty

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Equanimity

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(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

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Imperturbable

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(adj.) not easily excited; emotionally steady

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Goad

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(v.) to drive or urge on, incite to action; (n.) something used to drive or urge on

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Impair

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(v.) to make imperfect, damage, harm

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Endemic

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(adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

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Dissemble

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(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

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Idolatry

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(n.) The worship of idols

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Intransigence

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(n.) refusal of any compromise; stubbornness

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Flag

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(v.) Droop; Grow Feeble

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Fervor

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(n.) Intense and passionate feeling.

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Foment

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(v) incite, instigate, stir up, promote the growth of; apply medicated liquid to a body part

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Elegy

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(n.) a speech given in honor of a dead person

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Esoteric

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(adj.) understood by or intended for only a few; secret

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Inundate

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(v.) to flood or overwhelm in an excessive manner

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Section 3

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Presumptuous

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(adj.) too bold or forward; going beyond that which is proper

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Refractory

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(adj.) Stubbornly resistant to control, authority, or treatment

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Obsequious

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(adj) servile, very compliant, fawning

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Perfidious

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(adj.) disloyal, treacherous, violating one's trust

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Partisan

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(adj, n) devoted to a particular group, cause, etc. (adj); fervent supporter of a group, party, idea, etc.; guerrilla fighter (noun)

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Reprobate

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(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn

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Penury

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(n.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

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Vacillate

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(v) waver in one's mind or opinions, be indecisive

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Placate

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(v.) to appease, soothe, pacify

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Stolid

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(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

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Pristine

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(adj.) in an original, pure state;

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Rarefied

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(v.) make more subtle or refine

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Officious

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(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

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Plethora

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(n.) an abundance, excess

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Vituperative

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(adj.) harshly abusive, severely scolding

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Proliferate

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(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

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Propensity

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(n.) a natural inclination or predilection toward

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Precarious

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(adj.) unstable, insecure, dangerous

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Repudiate

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(v) reject, cast off, deny that something has authority

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Phlegmatic

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(adj.) slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional

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Specious

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(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

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Ostentatious

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(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

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Shard

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(n.) a fragment of a brittle substance, e.g. glass or pottery; a small piece of something

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Rescind

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(v.) to repeal, cancel

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Paucity

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(n.) an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth

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Quibble

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(v.) make trivial arguments or criticisms, find faults in a petty way, esp. to evade something more important

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Pedantic

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(adj.) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

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Tacit

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(adj.) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

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Tortuous

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(adj.) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

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Pervasive

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(adj.) tending to spread throughout

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Propitiate

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(adj.) to appease or placate

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Satiate

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(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied

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Propriety

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(n.) conforming to good manners or appropriate behavior; justness

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Solicitous

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(adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

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Piety

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(n.) devoutness

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Warranted

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(adj) justified, authorized

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Stint

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(v.) to limit, be sparing or frugal; (n.) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity

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Truculence

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(n.) aggressiveness; ferocity

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Recant

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(v.) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract

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Reproach

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(v.) to scold, disapprove

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Recondite

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(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

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Opprobrium

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(n.) disgrace arising from shameful conduct; contempt, reproach

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Tenuous

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(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported

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Recalcitrant

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(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

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Stipulate

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(v.) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement

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Subpoena

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(n) a written court order that forces a witness to testify in a trial

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Salubrious

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(adj) healthful, promoting health

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Penchant

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(n.) a strong attraction or inclination

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Proscribe

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(v.) prohibit, outlaw; denounce; exile or banish

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Probity

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(n.) virtue, integrity

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Section 4

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Welter

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(v.) to heave, roll or toss; to lie bathed in; (n.) a flurry or muddle

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Zealot

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(n.) one who is fanatically devoted to a cause

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