Barrons 1100 GRE Vocab and Idioms

Barrons 1100 GRE Vocab and Idioms

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Cards (402)

Section 1

(50 cards)

"fat is in the fire"

Front

the mischief is done

Back

"fair-weather friends"

Front

unreliable, they fail one in time of distress

Back

"castles in the air"

Front

to dream about a wonderful future

Back

"a cat's paw"

Front

a person used as a tool or dupe

Back

"blue chip"

Front

a highly valuable asset, stock, or property

Back

"bury the hatchet"

Front

to make peace

Back

"a square peg in a round hole"

Front

an able man in the wrong job

Back

"by hook or by crook"

Front

at any cost, any way at all

Back

"as broad as it is long"

Front

"it makes very little difference"

Back

"draw in one's horns"

Front

to check one's anger, to restrain oneself

Back

"a flash in the pan"

Front

promising at the start, but then disappointing

Back

"a feather in one's cap"

Front

something to be proud of

Back

"burn the midnight oil"

Front

study or work late into the night

Back

"apple polishing"

Front

trying to gain favor by gifts or flattery

Back

"a red herring"

Front

something that diverts attention from the main issue

Back

"a fly in the ointment"

Front

something that spoils or lessens the enjoyment

Back

"cause celebre"

Front

a famous law case or controversy

Back

"behind the eight ball"

Front

in trouble

Back

"gild the lilly"

Front

to praise extravagantly

Back

"brass tacks"

Front

the real problem or situation

Back

"from pillar to post"

Front

from one place to another

Back

"hook, line, and sinker"

Front

completely, all the way

Back

"a lick and a promise"

Front

to do something in a hasty and superficial manner

Back

"go against the grain"

Front

to irritate

Back

"a pretty kettle of fish"

Front

a mess, trouble

Back

"feeling no pain"

Front

drunk

Back

"Hobson's choice"

Front

to have no choice at all

Back

"coup de grace"

Front

the finishing stroke

Back

"have the upper hand"

Front

to gain control

Back

"break the ice"

Front

to make a start by overcoming initial difficulties

Back

"blow hot and cold"

Front

swing for and against something"

Back

"a bolt from the blue"

Front

a great surpise

Back

"bitter pill to swallow"

Front

a humiliating defeat

Back

"bring home the bacon"

Front

to earn a living, to succeed

Back

"a wet blanket"

Front

one who spoils the fun

Back

"cold feet"

Front

to hesitate because of fear or uncertainty

Back

"crocodile tears"

Front

insincere tears

Back

"a scared cow"

Front

a person who cannot be criticized

Back

"a pretty kettle of fish"

Front

a messy situation, a problem

Back

"Draconian Code"

Front

a very severe set of rules

Back

"an ax to grind"

Front

having a selfish motive in the backround

Back

"cold shoulder"

Front

to disregard or ignore

Back

"Achilles heel"

Front

weak spot

Back

"a pig in a poke"

Front

an item you purchase without having seen; a disappointment

Back

"chip off the old block"

Front

a son who is like his father

Back

"a blind alley"

Front

a direction that leads nowhere

Back

"forty winks"

Front

a short nap

Back

"I'm from Missouri"

Front

a skeptic, one who is not easily convinced

Back

"dyed-in-the-wool"

Front

set in one's ways

Back

"a white elephant"

Front

a costly and useless possession

Back

Section 2

(50 cards)

"swap horses in midstream"

Front

to vote against a candidate running for reelection, to change one's mind

Back

"Pyrrhic victory"

Front

a too costly victory

Back

"sleep on it"

Front

postpone a decision while giving it some thought

Back

"in the arms of Morpheus"

Front

asleep

Back

"red-letter day"

Front

day of happiness, time for rejoicing

Back

"lily-livered"

Front

cowardly

Back

"Skid Row"

Front

disreputable part of town, inhabited by derelicts and people

Back

"in the lap of the gods"

Front

out of one's own hands

Back

"one swallow doesn't make a summer"

Front

don't jump to conclusions based on incomplete evidence

Back

"in a bee line"

Front

take the straightest, shortest route

Back

"pass the buck"

Front

to evade responsibility

Back

"know the ropes"

Front

to be fully acquainted with the procedures

Back

"on the carpet"

Front

being scolded

Back

"Philadelphia lawyer"

Front

a lawyer of outstanding ability

Back

"straight from the shoulder"

Front

in a direct, open way

Back

"save face"

Front

to avoid disgrace

Back

"out of one's depth"

Front

in a situation that is too dificult to handle

Back

"on the dot"

Front

exactly on time

Back

"like Caesar's wife"

Front

above suspicion

Back

"on the spur of the moment"

Front

without thinking, on impulse

Back

"plea bargain"

Front

to agree to plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid trial for a more serious offense

Back

"steal one's thunder"

Front

to weaken one's position by stating the argument before that person does

Back

"stock in trade"

Front

the goods, tools, and other requisites of a trade

Back

"let sleeping dogs lie"

Front

to let well enough alone, to avoid stirring up old hostilities

Back

"Indian summer"

Front

warm autumn weather

Back

"in seventh heaven"

Front

the highest happiness or delight

Back

"on the qui vive"

Front

on the alert

Back

"left holding the bag"

Front

to be left to suffer the blame

Back

"make bricks without straw"

Front

to attempt to do something without having the necessary materials

Back

"of the first water"

Front

of the best quality, of the greatest

Back

"stiff upper lip"

Front

to be courageous in the face of trouble

Back

"keep the pot boiling"

Front

to see that interest doesn't die down

Back

"lock, stock, and barrel"

Front

entirely, completely

Back

"ivory tower"

Front

out of touch with life

Back

"swan song"

Front

final or last

Back

"in apple pie order"

Front

in neat order, good condition

Back

"out of the frying pan into the fire"

Front

to go frfom a difficult situation to a worse one

Back

"out on a limb"

Front

in a dangerous or exposed position

Back

"on tenter hooks"

Front

in a state of anxiety

Back

"put the cart before the horse"

Front

to reverse the proper order, do things backwards

Back

"on pins and needles"

Front

to be on edge, jumpy

Back

"once in a blue moon"

Front

on a very rare occasion

Back

"look a gift horse in the mouth"

Front

to be critical of a present

Back

"sour grapes"

Front

to disparage something that you cannot have

Back

"keep a stiff upper lip"

Front

keep up courage, stand up to trouble

Back

"in the doldrums"

Front

in a bored or depressed state

Back

"off the beaten track"

Front

not usual, out of the ordinary

Back

"it's an ill wind that blows nobody good"

Front

someone usually benefits from another person's misfortune

Back

"on the bandwagon"

Front

joining with the majority

Back

"loaded for bear"

Front

to be well prepared

Back

Section 3

(50 cards)

"to play possum"

Front

to try to fool someone; to make believe one is asleep or dead

Back

"to go up in smoke"

Front

to come to no practical result

Back

"the grapevine"

Front

a secret means of spreading information

Back

"to do one's heart good"

Front

to make one feel happy or better

Back

"to be at large"

Front

not confined or in jail

Back

"to make the best of a bad bargain"

Front

to change or go along with a poor situation

Back

"the writing on the wall"

Front

an event that predicts the future

Back

"the distaff side"

Front

women

Back

"to cool one's heels"

Front

to be kept waiting

Back

"to make ends meet"

Front

to manage on a given income

Back

"to pull one's own weight"

Front

to do a fair share of the work

Back

"to get off one's high horse"

Front

to act like an ordinary person

Back

"to build upon sand"

Front

to have a poor base, or not sufficient preparation

Back

"the lion's share"

Front

the major portion

Back

"the sword of Damocles"

Front

any imminent danger

Back

"to lionize a person"

Front

to make a big fuss over someone

Back

"to get the sack"

Front

to be discharged or fired

Back

"to beard the lion"

Front

to visit and oppose a person on his own grounds

Back

"to break the ice"

Front

to make a beginning

Back

"to raise Cain"

Front

make a fuss, cause trouble

Back

"to flog a dead horse"

Front

to continue to make an issue of something that is over

Back

"the sum and substance"

Front

the heart or substantial part

Back

"the word, the flesh, and the devil"

Front

temptations that cause man to sin

Back

"to leave no stone unturned"

Front

to make every effort, to try one's best

Back

"to pull up stakes"

Front

to quit a place

Back

"to pay the piper"

Front

to bear the consequences

Back

"to be in fine fettle"

Front

to be in fine spirits, feeling well

Back

"to hit the nail on the head"

Front

to state or guess something correctly

Back

"take the bull by the horns"

Front

to face a problem directly

Back

"to pour oil on troubled waters"

Front

to make peace; to calm someone down

Back

"to feather one's nest"

Front

grow rich by taking advantage of circumstances

Back

"thumbs down"

Front

signal of rejection

Back

"take the wind out of one's sails"

Front

to remove someone's advantage

Back

"the acid test"

Front

a severe test

Back

"the die is cast"

Front

an unchangeable decision has been made

Back

"to feather one's nest"

Front

to enrich oneself at every opportunity

Back

"to maintain the status quo"

Front

to keep things as they are

Back

"to carry the day"

Front

to win the approval of the majority

Back

"to have at one's fingertips"

Front

to have ready, to have a thorough knowledge

Back

"to draw in one's horns"

Front

to become cautious

Back

"to live in a fool's paradise"

Front

to be happy without a real basis

Back

"to burn the midnight oil"

Front

to study or work until very late

Back

"terra firma"

Front

solid, firm land

Back

"to get one's back up"

Front

to become angry

Back

"to lay one's cards on the table"

Front

to talk frankly

Back

"to be under a cloud"

Front

to be in temporary disgrace or trouble

Back

"to get up on the wrong side of the bed"

Front

to be in a bad mood

Back

"to bring down the house"

Front

to cause great enthusiasm

Back

"through thick and thin"

Front

in spite of all sorts of difficulties

Back

"to eat humble pie"

Front

to admit your error and apologize

Back

Section 4

(50 cards)

abrogate

Front

repeal by law

Back

abortive

Front

fruitless, failing

Back

"to throw down the gauntlet"

Front

to challenge someone

Back

"wash dirty linen in public"

Front

to openly discuss private affairs

Back

"under the wire"

Front

just in time

Back

accommodate

Front

to make fit, adjust to

Back

access

Front

admittance

Back

"to upset the apple cart"

Front

to overturn or disturb a plan or intention

Back

"to whitewash"

Front

to cancel defects, to give a falsely virtuous appearance to something

Back

"to sow wild oats"

Front

to lead a wild, carefree life

Back

"to tilt at windmills"

Front

to fight imaginary enemies

Back

"windfall"

Front

unexpected financial gain

Back

"to tell tales out of school"

Front

to reveal harmful secrets

Back

acute

Front

severe, keen, sharp

Back

"to throw cold water"

Front

to discourage a plan or idea

Back

"to throw the book at someone"

Front

to give maximum punishment

Back

"to strike while the iron is hot"

Front

to take action at the right moment

Back

"wear one's heart on one's sleeve"

Front

to make one's feelings evident

Back

acrimonious

Front

caustic, bitter

Back

absurd

Front

ridiculous

Back

"to rub a person the wrong way"

Front

to do something to irritate or annoy

Back

"to rule the roost"

Front

to be in charge, to be master

Back

"to tighten one's belt"

Front

to get set for bad times or poverty

Back

"tounge in one's cheek"

Front

not to be sincere

Back

"to take under one's wing"

Front

to become responsible for

Back

adamant

Front

inflexible, unyieding

Back

accomplice

Front

an associate in crime

Back

abound

Front

existing in great number

Back

acost

Front

to greet first

Back

"turn the tables"

Front

to turn a situation to one's own advantage

Back

abjure

Front

abstain from, renounce

Back

abstemious

Front

moderate in eating or drinking

Back

"to show one's hand"

Front

to reveal one's intentions

Back

abhor

Front

to utterly hate

Back

"to toe the mark"

Front

to obey or stick to a rule or policy

Back

"tongue in cheek"

Front

insincerely

Back

"two strings to one's bow"

Front

two means of achieving one's aim

Back

"to take down a peg"

Front

to take the conceit out of a braggart

Back

"to split hairs"

Front

to make fine distinctions

Back

"worth one's weight in gold"

Front

extremely valuable, very useful

Back

"to take by storm"

Front

to make a fast impression

Back

"to twist around one's finger"

Front

tto control completely

Back

"to take French leave"

Front

to go away without permission

Back

"wink at"

Front

to pretend not to see

Back

"woolgathering"

Front

absentmindedness or daydreaming

Back

acknowledge

Front

admit

Back

"to spill the beans"

Front

to give away a secret

Back

"to take a leaf out of someone's book"

Front

to imitate or follow the example

Back

"without rhyme or reason"

Front

making no sense

Back

acme

Front

zenith, pinnacle, peak

Back

Section 5

(50 cards)

asperity

Front

bitterness of temper

Back

aegis

Front

protection, sponsorship, shield

Back

ascend

Front

to rise

Back

amorous

Front

full of love

Back

ascertain

Front

find out about, discover

Back

adverse

Front

unfavorable

Back

asinine

Front

stupid, silly

Back

aspire

Front

to strive for

Back

adroit

Front

clever

Back

amicable

Front

friendly

Back

artifact

Front

a hand-made object

Back

antipathy

Front

unadorned, simple, hard

Back

ardent

Front

eager, passionate

Back

advocate

Front

to support

Back

affluent

Front

wealthy

Back

adherent

Front

supporter, backer

Back

ascetic

Front

one who practices self-denial

Back

annals

Front

historical records

Back

ameliorate

Front

relieve, improve

Back

antithesis

Front

exact opposite

Back

artiface

Front

strategy, trickery

Back

alacrity

Front

quick willingness

Back

ambiguous

Front

undefined, vague, not specific

Back

appellation

Front

a name

Back

arbiter

Front

judge

Back

altruistic

Front

unselfish

Back

aspirant

Front

candidate for better job

Back

archaic

Front

out of date

Back

anthropologist

Front

person who studies mankind's customs

Back

amnesty

Front

a general pardon

Back

aloof

Front

reserved, apart. distant

Back

antiquated

Front

out-of-date, obsolete

Back

appalled

Front

shocked, dismayed

Back

assiduous

Front

busy, attentive

Back

afflict

Front

to trouble greatly

Back

array

Front

system, arrangement

Back

allay

Front

soothe, calm

Back

advent

Front

coming of an important event

Back

apathy

Front

unconcern, lack of interest

Back

anathema

Front

a curse

Back

allude

Front

suggest, hint

Back

admonish

Front

to scold, warn

Back

analogous

Front

comparable, similar

Back

anomaly

Front

abnormality, irregularity

Back

asset

Front

something of value

Back

artless

Front

naive, innocent

Back

alleged

Front

supposed, reported

Back

alleviate

Front

lighten, make easier

Back

adversary

Front

enemy, foe, opponent

Back

arbitrary

Front

based on whim

Back

Section 6

(50 cards)

bagatelle

Front

a trifle

Back

awesome

Front

inspiring terror, weird

Back

callous

Front

unfeeling

Back

au courant

Front

up-to-date

Back

blunt

Front

plain spoken

Back

bogus

Front

fake, counterfeit

Back

brash

Front

insolent

Back

avid

Front

enthusiastic

Back

besmirch

Front

stain, soil, dim the reputation

Back

blatant

Front

disagreeably loud

Back

bizarre

Front

fantastic, odd

Back

burgeoned

Front

grew, flourished

Back

automation

Front

machine that behaves like a person

Back

austere

Front

hate, distaste, dislike

Back

avarice

Front

passion for riches, greed

Back

astute

Front

keen, shrews

Back

bulwark

Front

protection

Back

bigot

Front

prejudiced person

Back

blase

Front

indifferent, not responsive to excitement

Back

aversion

Front

opposition, strong dislike

Back

bereft

Front

deprived of

Back

besiege

Front

to surround

Back

badger

Front

to continually nag

Back

balk

Front

to refuse to move

Back

attenuated

Front

decreased, weakened, thinned

Back

augment

Front

increase, enlarge

Back

attest

Front

confirm as accurate, vouch for

Back

belligerent

Front

seeking war, hostile

Back

callous

Front

unfeeling, hardened

Back

brigand

Front

bandit, robber

Back

bias

Front

prejudice

Back

bigot

Front

one who is not tolerant of others' ideas

Back

cajole

Front

coax, wheedle

Back

bizarre

Front

weird

Back

begrudge

Front

to be resentful or reluctant

Back

buff (n)

Front

a fan, follower, enthusiast

Back

bristle

Front

to have one's hair stand up

Back

benevolent

Front

charitable, kindly

Back

belittle

Front

speak of as unimportant

Back

cache

Front

secret hiding place

Back

atrophy

Front

waste away

Back

belated

Front

delayed, late

Back

bedlam

Front

uproar, confusion

Back

barometer

Front

instrument for measuring change

Back

audacity

Front

daring, boldness

Back

cacophony

Front

harsh sound, discord, dissonance

Back

bona fide

Front

genuine

Back

banal

Front

meaningless from overuse, trivial

Back

atypical

Front

nonconforming

Back

bliss

Front

pleasure, happiness

Back

Section 7

(50 cards)

compund

Front

to add too

Back

connubial

Front

related to marriage

Back

compensatory

Front

serving to pay back

Back

capitulate

Front

make terms, surrender

Back

caustic

Front

stinging

Back

callow

Front

inexperienced, youthful

Back

clique

Front

small, exclusive group of people

Back

comprehensive

Front

thorough

Back

cognizant

Front

aware

Back

chimerical

Front

imaginary, fantastic

Back

cessation

Front

a pause

Back

confidant(e)

Front

person you tell your secrets too

Back

component

Front

element, part

Back

clandestine

Front

hidden, secret

Back

cogent

Front

forceful, convincing, persuasive

Back

cliche

Front

a commonplace phrase

Back

capricious

Front

fanciful, whimsical

Back

calumny

Front

slander, false accusation

Back

connoisseur

Front

expert

Back

canard

Front

a made-up sensational story

Back

celerity

Front

rapidity, speed

Back

condone

Front

pardon, excuse

Back

coerce

Front

to force

Back

chicanery

Front

underhandedness, trickery

Back

carnage

Front

slaughter

Back

compassion

Front

kindness, sympathetic feeling

Back

conjugal

Front

relating to marriage, connubial

Back

condolence

Front

expression of sympathy

Back

concur

Front

agree

Back

candid

Front

open, honest, frank

Back

conflagration

Front

great fire

Back

complicity

Front

partnership in wrongdoing

Back

concomitant

Front

attending, accompanying

Back

comely

Front

handsome, beautiful

Back

congenial

Front

agreeable, sympathetic

Back

catastrophic

Front

disastrous

Back

commodious

Front

spacious, large

Back

conjecture

Front

guess

Back

confront

Front

come face to face with

Back

conductive

Front

leading, helpful

Back

chagrin

Front

disappointment

Back

charlatan

Front

fraud, pretender

Back

cant

Front

insincere or almost meaningless talk

Back

candor

Front

honesty, frankness

Back

condescend

Front

lower oneself, stoop

Back

compatible

Front

well-matched, harmonious

Back

complacent

Front

self-satisfied

Back

concoct

Front

devise

Back

charisma

Front

quality of leadership inspiring enthusiasm

Back

castigate

Front

punish, chastise

Back

Section 8

(50 cards)

culprit

Front

one who commits a crime

Back

dearth

Front

lack, scarcity

Back

crave

Front

to desire

Back

consummate

Front

perfect, complete

Back

cryptic

Front

puzzling

Back

debris

Front

ruins, fragments

Back

cursory

Front

not thorough, hasty

Back

curry

Front

to seek favor by flattery

Back

demeanor

Front

bearing, conduct

Back

contemptuous

Front

looking down on someone or something

Back

decorum

Front

correct behavior, politeness

Back

decade

Front

ten years

Back

contort

Front

twist violently

Back

decrepit

Front

worn out, broken down

Back

constrict

Front

bind, limit, squeeze

Back

culminate

Front

reach the highest point

Back

deem

Front

believe, to judge

Back

countenance

Front

approve, tolerate

Back

corpulent

Front

excessively fat, fleshy, obese

Back

delude

Front

to fool

Back

delve

Front

to do research, dig

Back

denote

Front

mean, show, indicate

Back

controversial

Front

debatable

Back

curtail

Front

cut short

Back

criterion

Front

test, model, standard

Back

coup

Front

revolution, overthrow

Back

covert

Front

secret

Back

declaim

Front

speak loudly

Back

covet

Front

wish, envy, want

Back

cumulative

Front

accumulated

Back

defamatory

Front

damaging character by false reports

Back

decapitate

Front

behead

Back

consternation

Front

dread, dismay

Back

cope

Front

to be a match for

Back

debilitate

Front

weaken

Back

cupidity

Front

greed

Back

cynic

Front

skeptic, pessimist

Back

deleterious

Front

harmful, bad

Back

debacle

Front

collapse, ruin

Back

decadence

Front

decay

Back

degrade

Front

lower, make contemptible

Back

cumbersome

Front

burdensome, unwieldy

Back

demur

Front

to object

Back

copious

Front

plentiful, abundant, ample

Back

deluge

Front

flood

Back

coterie

Front

small exclusive group

Back

corroborate

Front

confirm

Back

construe

Front

to interpret

Back

culpable

Front

deserving blame

Back

delineation

Front

description in words, sketch

Back

Section 9

(50 cards)

devout

Front

sincere, religious

Back

destitution

Front

extreme poverty

Back

deplorable

Front

sad, pitiable

Back

desist

Front

cease

Back

dispersed

Front

broken up, scattered, spread

Back

distraught

Front

harassed

Back

efficacy

Front

power to produce an effect

Back

dregs

Front

most worthless part sediment; worthless residue (Eg: David poured the wine carefully to avoid stirring up the dregs. )

Back

disheveled

Front

disorderly clothing or hair

Back

divulge

Front

reveal, disclose

Back

dubious

Front

uncertain (adj.) causing uncertainty or suspicion; in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant

Back

deploy

Front

spread out in battle formation

Back

dismantle

Front

take apart, disassemble

Back

effigy

Front

a likeness

Back

disciple

Front

follower

Back

dupe

Front

an easily fooled person a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull; a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person; to deceive, esp by trickery. The dashing rogue used flattery and lies to dupe several old ladies out of their money. "I feel like a total dupe," said Hazel Rosenbaum, 87. "I thought he and I were going to get married, but he really just wanted my Social Security checks."

Back

disparate

Front

different

Back

dilettante

Front

one with little knowledge and great interest

Back

egotist

Front

a conceited, vain person

Back

doddering

Front

trembling, shaking with old age

Back

detriment

Front

hurt, damage, injury

Back

domicile

Front

home

Back

derogatory

Front

expressing a low opinion

Back

dissent

Front

protest, differ, disagree

Back

diversity

Front

change, variety

Back

disparage

Front

to discredit

Back

docile

Front

easy to manage

Back

deprecate

Front

express disapproval

Back

egregious

Front

outstanding for undesirable quality

Back

effrontery

Front

boldness

Back

dexterity

Front

physical or mental skill

Back

depict

Front

portray, picture, describe clearly

Back

deride

Front

to make fun of

Back

derived

Front

received from a source, descended from

Back

diminutive

Front

small, tiny

Back

dormant

Front

asleep, resting (adj) asleep, inactive, on a break (adj) inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping

Back

discreet

Front

prudent, careful, cautious

Back

desultory

Front

disconnected, random

Back

deter

Front

discourage, hinder

Back

duress

Front

force, coercion

Back

dulcet

Front

sweet or melodious to the ear pleasant sounding, soothing to the ear having a nice, agreeable, melodious sound; pleasant or agreeable to the eye or feelings; soothing. (Eg: The dulcet sounds of the birds at dawn were soon drowned out by the roar of traffic passing our motel. )

Back

duplicity

Front

(n.) treachery, deceitfulness;double-dealing;crafty dishonesty (His duplicity involved convincing his employees to let him lower their salaries and increase their stock options, and then to steal the money he saved and run the company into the ground

Back

discern

Front

recognize

Back

drudgery

Front

dull, difficult work n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.

Back

disseminate

Front

scatter, spread

Back

disdain

Front

scorn

Back

disgruntled

Front

displeased, unhappy

Back

doleful

Front

sad

Back

edifice

Front

building

Back

diatribe

Front

bitter criticism

Back

Section 10

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enigma

Front

a riddle, puzzle

Back

emaciated

Front

wasted away

Back

enhance

Front

to make greater

Back

evaluate

Front

find the value of, review

Back

equanimity

Front

composure, eveness of mind

Back

expatriate

Front

an exile

Back

engrossed

Front

absorbed

Back

encumbrance

Front

load, handicap, burden

Back

exhort

Front

urge strongly, advise

Back

equanimity

Front

self-control

Back

evanescent

Front

momentary, passing, fleeting

Back

evince

Front

show plainly, exhibit

Back

encomium

Front

high praise

Back

euphemisim

Front

saying something in a less direct way

Back

eradicate

Front

wipe out

Back

exonerate

Front

to free from guilt

Back

entreaty

Front

plea, appeal

Back

epitome

Front

person or thing that represents the best

Back

exploit

Front

utilize, profit by

Back

extol

Front

praise highly

Back

eminent

Front

of outstanding reputation

Back

ennui

Front

boredom

Back

epithet

Front

descriptive name

Back

eventuate

Front

to result finally

Back

extant

Front

still existing

Back

escalation

Front

intensification

Back

extinct

Front

no longer existing

Back

ethics

Front

moral philosophy

Back

elicit

Front

extract

Back

expunge

Front

erase

Back

excoriate

Front

criticize severely

Back

extraneous

Front

not belonging, foreign

Back

expedite

Front

carry out promptly

Back

expedient

Front

fit, adviseable

Back

enunciate

Front

to utter, proclaim

Back

elucidate

Front

to make clear

Back

eschew

Front

keep away from

Back

elapse

Front

to passs by

Back

erudite

Front

very scholarly

Back

expurgate

Front

to remove objectionable parts or passages

Back

emissary

Front

an agent

Back

emit

Front

to give off

Back

extortion

Front

getting money by threats

Back

elusive

Front

hard to grasp

Back

emulate

Front

strive to equal, rival

Back

embellish

Front

adorn

Back

excruciating

Front

agonizing

Back

exacerbate

Front

to irritate

Back

eruption

Front

bursting out

Back

entourage

Front

followers

Back

Section 11

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frenetic

Front

frenzied, frantic

Back

frenzy

Front

frantic outburst

Back

felicitous

Front

happy

Back

fluctuate

Front

alternate, shift

Back

extrinsic

Front

coming from outside, foreign

Back

flamboyant

Front

colorful

Back

fledgling

Front

little known, newly developed

Back

fabricate

Front

to make up a lie

Back

fabricate

Front

to lie

Back

flabbergasted

Front

astounded

Back

fastidious

Front

choosy, particular

Back

flout

Front

to show contempt

Back

frail

Front

weak, delicate

Back

feint

Front

pretense, sham

Back

fetish

Front

a magical object

Back

fatuous

Front

inane, foolish, silly

Back

fractious

Front

quarrelsome

Back

fiat

Front

an official order, a decree

Back

furtive

Front

sly

Back

fruitless

Front

useless

Back

facade

Front

superficial appearance, front

Back

falter

Front

hesitate, waver, stumble

Back

facetious

Front

humorous, comical, witty

Back

flay

Front

scold harshly, strip off the skin

Back

fretful

Front

worrisome

Back

frustrate

Front

foil

Back

flagrant

Front

notorious

Back

fiasco

Front

complete failure

Back

fortuitous

Front

accidental

Back

foist

Front

pass as genuine, pass off slyly

Back

feasible

Front

uncertain

Back

fracas

Front

brawl, noisy fight

Back

exultation

Front

triumphant joy

Back

felon

Front

criminal

Back

forthwith

Front

immediately

Back

fray

Front

a conflict, fight

Back

fraught

Front

filled

Back

facile

Front

easily accomplished or attained

Back

exult

Front

rejoice greatly

Back

fatal

Front

disastrous, deadly

Back

fetter (v)

Front

to hamper, to chain

Back

factitious

Front

artificial, sham

Back

ferment

Front

agitation, turmoil, uproar

Back

frugal

Front

thrifty

Back

fallacious

Front

misleading, false

Back

facet

Front

one side or view of person or situation

Back

foment

Front

stir up, instigate

Back

fulsome

Front

excessive

Back

futility

Front

uselessness

Back

fervid

Front

enthusiastic, passionate, intense

Back

Section 12

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harass

Front

to torment

Back

haven

Front

place of safety

Back

humility

Front

modesty, meekness, humbleness

Back

heinous

Front

hatefully evil

Back

hoax

Front

a trick

Back

genocide

Front

planned destruction of an entire people

Back

gist

Front

main point, essence

Back

imperative

Front

necessary

Back

homogenous

Front

uniform, same

Back

hostile

Front

angry, antagonistic

Back

grimace

Front

facial expression of disgust

Back

gratuity

Front

tip

Back

ignominious

Front

disgraceful, humiliating

Back

impetuous

Front

impulsive

Back

garbled

Front

confused, mixed up

Back

imperceptible

Front

extremely slight or gradual

Back

havoc

Front

ruin

Back

gesticulate

Front

to use lively gestures

Back

hirsute

Front

hairy

Back

ilk

Front

kind, sort

Back

gaudy

Front

showy, flashy

Back

genre

Front

a certain form or style in painting or literature

Back

imperturbable

Front

serene, steady, calm

Back

grotesque

Front

fantastic, strange, bizarre

Back

imminent

Front

about to happen

Back

heresy

Front

lack of faith, dissent, unbelief

Back

glib

Front

smooth of speech

Back

impede

Front

hinder, interfere, block

Back

gullible

Front

easily fooled

Back

guise

Front

mien, appearance, manner

Back

galvanize

Front

arouse or excite to activity

Back

heterogeneous

Front

dissimilar

Back

hyperbole

Front

exaggerated figure of speech

Back

garrulous

Front

wordy, talkative

Back

histrionics

Front

display of emotions

Back

glean

Front

collect, gather

Back

gusto

Front

zest, enjoyment, enthusiasm

Back

impeccable

Front

faultless

Back

idyllic

Front

peaceful, simple

Back

iconoclast

Front

attacker of beliefs, image-breaker

Back

hapless

Front

unlucky

Back

imbibe

Front

drink

Back

germane

Front

in close relationship to, appropriate

Back

gregarious

Front

enjoying the company of others

Back

habitat

Front

natural environment

Back

harbinger

Front

forerunner

Back

gamut

Front

range

Back

hoard

Front

accumulate, save, store up

Back

gaunt

Front

haggard, thin

Back

halcyon

Front

calm, peaceful

Back

Section 13

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impresario

Front

organizer

Back

integral

Front

essential

Back

inebriated

Front

intoxicated, drunk

Back

innate

Front

natural, inborn

Back

indict

Front

accuse

Back

inclement

Front

stormy, harsh

Back

inordinate

Front

excessive

Back

inane

Front

silly

Back

ingratiate

Front

charm, win confidence

Back

implore

Front

beg for assistance

Back

impious

Front

irreverent, lacking respect

Back

imprudent

Front

unwise

Back

infamous

Front

evil

Back

incoherent

Front

disjointed

Back

infallible

Front

exempt from error, right

Back

initiate

Front

set going, start

Back

ineffectual

Front

not effective

Back

incumbent

Front

morally required

Back

iniquity

Front

wickedness, injustice

Back

incisive

Front

keen, acute

Back

incongruous

Front

having inconsistent elements

Back

inherent

Front

inborn, natural

Back

indoctrinate

Front

to teach certain principles

Back

inanimate

Front

without life

Back

inadvertent

Front

due to an oversight, negligent

Back

interject

Front

interrupt

Back

inexorable

Front

cannot be moved by persuasion, inflexible

Back

inchoate

Front

in an early stage

Back

indiscriminate

Front

carelessly chosen

Back

inevitable

Front

unavoidable, certain, sure

Back

insidious

Front

treacherous, sly, seductive

Back

insatiable

Front

cannot be satisfied

Back

incredulous

Front

skeptical

Back

incapacitated

Front

disabled

Back

inert

Front

powerless to move

Back

inhibition

Front

restraint

Back

importune

Front

ask urgently

Back

impromptu

Front

offhand, spur of the moment

Back

implacable

Front

relentless, unappeasable

Back

indolent

Front

lazy

Back

impunity

Front

exemption

Back

incipient

Front

jsut starting

Back

infraction

Front

violation

Back

indigent

Front

poverty-stricken

Back

incontrovertible

Front

undeniable

Back

interloper

Front

an unauthorized person

Back

innocuous

Front

mild, innocent, harmless

Back

incompatibility

Front

lack of harmony

Back

indigenous

Front

native

Back

indifference

Front

lack of concern

Back

Section 14

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legerdemain

Front

deceptive adroitness, sleight of hand

Back

liquidation

Front

destruction, disposal of

Back

introspective

Front

looking into one's own feelings

Back

lax

Front

careless

Back

laudable

Front

commendable

Back

juxtapose

Front

to place side by side

Back

loath

Front

unwilling

Back

largess

Front

liberality, gift, gratuity

Back

lackluster

Front

lacking brightness

Back

lithe

Front

graceful

Back

levity

Front

humor, lightness of disposition

Back

livid

Front

pale

Back

libel

Front

degradation by writing or publishing

Back

laconic

Front

concise, pithy

Back

lampoon

Front

ridicule

Back

interrogate

Front

question

Back

legion

Front

large number

Back

invective

Front

insulting, abusive speech

Back

labyrinth

Front

winding passages

Back

invalidate

Front

to deprive of legal force, cancel

Back

interminable

Front

unending

Back

jaunty

Front

sprightly

Back

landmark (adj)

Front

historic

Back

jettison

Front

throw overboard, discard

Back

itinerant

Front

going from place to place

Back

lassitude

Front

fatigue, weariness

Back

lethal

Front

deadly

Back

intrepid

Front

courageous

Back

loathe

Front

despise

Back

irrelevant

Front

not related to the subject

Back

jubilant

Front

in high spirits, joyful

Back

lethargic

Front

lazy, indifferent

Back

inveterate

Front

firmly established, habitual

Back

jurisdiction

Front

range of authority

Back

inundate

Front

to flood, to swamp

Back

intrinsic

Front

inherent, within itself

Back

internecine

Front

mutually destructive, involving conflict in a group

Back

inveigh

Front

attack verbally

Back

irrational

Front

absurd, unreasonable

Back

jocose

Front

merry, humorous

Back

laceration

Front

rough cut

Back

intrinsic

Front

inborn, natural, essential

Back

jostle

Front

to push, to elbow

Back

lassitude

Front

weakness, weariness

Back

intimidate

Front

to make afraid

Back

irate

Front

angry

Back

jeopardize

Front

endanger

Back

inviolable

Front

completely protected

Back

latent

Front

lying hidden

Back

irascible

Front

irritable

Back

Section 15

(50 cards)

Machiavellian

Front

not principled, governed by opportunity

Back

materialism

Front

concern with possessions

Back

myriad

Front

countless number

Back

modify

Front

to change

Back

malign

Front

slander, abuse

Back

longevity

Front

long duration of life

Back

maudlin

Front

sentimental

Back

mastiff

Front

large dog

Back

malevolant

Front

ill-disposed, ill-intentioned

Back

mandate

Front

authoritative command

Back

nascent

Front

beginning to develop or exist

Back

nebulous

Front

vague, not clear

Back

motivate

Front

provoke, stimulate, inspire

Back

maladjusted

Front

disturbed

Back

lucrative

Front

profitable

Back

menial

Front

degrading, humble

Back

naive

Front

unsophisticated, unworldly

Back

manifest

Front

obvious, evident

Back

monolithic

Front

having a massive structure

Back

lush

Front

luxurious

Back

lugubrious

Front

very sad

Back

malnutrition

Front

inadequate diet

Back

meticulous

Front

careful

Back

megalomania

Front

abnormal desire for power

Back

mortify

Front

humiliate, embarrass

Back

mendacious

Front

false, lying

Back

milieu

Front

setting, environment

Back

nadir

Front

lowest point

Back

mollify

Front

appease, pacify

Back

munificent

Front

generous

Back

murky

Front

dark, obscure

Back

manifold

Front

many

Back

metamorphosis

Front

change

Back

moribund

Front

at the point of death, dying

Back

mentor

Front

tutor, counselor, coach

Back

nefarious

Front

villianous

Back

mundane

Front

earthly

Back

masticate

Front

to chew

Back

lurid

Front

sensational

Back

mortality

Front

death

Back

malady

Front

disease

Back

martinet

Front

strict disciplinarian

Back

maim

Front

cripple, disable

Back

malignant

Front

becoming progressively worse

Back

malleable

Front

capable of being formed or shaped

Back

matron

Front

a mature woman

Back

mammoth

Front

huge

Back

mien

Front

bearing, appearance

Back

magnanimous

Front

noble, generous

Back

mercenary

Front

greedy, motivated by desire for gain

Back

Section 16

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nirvana

Front

heavenly place

Back

ostensible

Front

seeming, pretend, outward

Back

opulence

Front

wealth

Back

nondescript

Front

difficult to describe, undistinguished

Back

nepotism

Front

favoritism towards relatives

Back

panacea

Front

cure-all

Back

nutritive

Front

having nourishing properties

Back

pathetic

Front

pitiful, sad, distressing

Back

nomadic

Front

wandering

Back

nominal

Front

in name only, slight

Back

obliterate

Front

wipe out, erase

Back

neutralize

Front

counteract

Back

obsolescence

Front

process of wearing out

Back

obviate

Front

do away with

Back

nuance

Front

shade of difference

Back

nullify

Front

cancel, abolish

Back

parsimonious

Front

miserly

Back

obese

Front

very fat

Back

oust

Front

eject

Back

paroxysm

Front

violent outburst

Back

pall

Front

become dull, cease to please

Back

paramount

Front

foremost, supreme

Back

nurture

Front

nourish

Back

noisome

Front

unwholesome, foul

Back

neurotic

Front

having a nervous disorder

Back

ostentatious

Front

showy

Back

nettle

Front

irritate

Back

obscure

Front

unclear, unknown, lowly

Back

obloquy

Front

dishonor, disgrace, shame

Back

obsess

Front

preoccupy

Back

nonentity

Front

one of no importance

Back

occult

Front

supernatural, mysterious, secret

Back

palliate

Front

relieve without curing

Back

paltry

Front

of little importance

Back

originate

Front

begin, arise

Back

ominous

Front

menacing

Back

paragon

Front

model of excellence

Back

nostalgia

Front

yearning for the past

Back

overt

Front

evident, open

Back

obsequious

Front

seeking favor

Back

octogenarian

Front

person of eighty

Back

omnivorous

Front

eatting any kind of food

Back

negligible

Front

inconsiderable, trifling

Back

opprobrium

Front

insult, scorn

Back

passe

Front

old-fashioned, outmoded

Back

omnipotent

Front

unlimited in power or authority, almighty

Back

pariah

Front

social outcast

Back

parable

Front

a moralistic story

Back

pandemonium

Front

uproar, disorder

Back

paradox

Front

seemingly self-contradictory situation

Back

Section 17

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perpetrate

Front

commit

Back

prerogative

Front

an exclusive power or right

Back

peremptory

Front

binding, compulsory, absolute

Back

peruse

Front

read carefully

Back

penance

Front

atonement for sin

Back

phobia

Front

strong dislike, persistent fear

Back

penury

Front

poverty

Back

plight

Front

predicament

Back

precipitate

Front

hasten

Back

perpetuate

Front

to cause to continue

Back

potpourri

Front

mixture, melody

Back

pernicious

Front

damaging, harmful

Back

premise

Front

a proposition for argument

Back

preclude

Front

prevent

Back

percieve

Front

to come to have an understanding of

Back

perspicacious

Front

shrewd

Back

potent

Front

intense, strong, powerful

Back

pique

Front

fit of resentment

Back

pedagogue

Front

teacher

Back

pesky

Front

annoying

Back

plaintiff

Front

the complaining party, in law

Back

pensive

Front

reflective, thoughtful

Back

precedent

Front

custom, model

Back

pragmatic

Front

based on experience, practical

Back

plethora

Front

overabundance

Back

placard

Front

poster

Back

penitent

Front

regretful, confessing guilt

Back

perverse

Front

contrary

Back

phenomenon

Front

unusual occurrence

Back

perfidious

Front

false, treacherous

Back

persevere

Front

persist

Back

pertinent

Front

appropriate

Back

perfunctory

Front

careless

Back

permeate

Front

to spread through

Back

ponder

Front

consider carefully

Back

potentate

Front

ruler

Back

pinnacle

Front

peak, crown, summit

Back

potential

Front

possible

Back

peregrination

Front

travel (n)

Back

paucity

Front

shortage

Back

pittance

Front

small amount

Back

platitude

Front

trite saying

Back

prelude

Front

introduction

Back

phlegmatic

Front

calm, sluggish

Back

poignant

Front

painful to the feelings, moving

Back

precocious

Front

reaching maturity early

Back

penchant

Front

a strong leaning in favor

Back

prestigious

Front

well-known

Back

pecuniary

Front

financial

Back

premonition

Front

forewarning

Back

Section 18

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propitious

Front

favorable

Back

prohibition

Front

forbidding of certain actions

Back

prudent

Front

cautious, wise

Back

recoil

Front

draw back

Back

prodigy

Front

phenomenon, marvel

Back

prognosticate

Front

to be able to tell what will happen in the future

Back

profuse

Front

abundant, overflowing

Back

propinquity

Front

nearness in time and place

Back

promulgate

Front

make public, proclaim

Back

rebuke

Front

reprimand, reproach, criticize

Back

recondite

Front

obscure, hidden

Back

raiment

Front

clothing, dress

Back

procrastinate

Front

put off, delay

Back

profound

Front

intense, deep

Back

privation

Front

lack of necessities

Back

redolent

Front

fragrant

Back

pretext

Front

an excuse

Back

rampant

Front

flourishing

Back

realm

Front

someone's special field

Back

recant

Front

renounce previous statements

Back

rash

Front

reckless

Back

raconteur

Front

a skilled storyteller

Back

propagate

Front

multiply, spread, produce

Back

prolific

Front

fertile

Back

propriety

Front

correctness, suitability

Back

prevalent

Front

general, common, prevailing

Back

pungent

Front

sharply stimulating

Back

raze

Front

destroy

Back

puissant

Front

powerful

Back

refute

Front

prove wrong, disprove

Back

rail

Front

use abusive language, scold

Back

proximity

Front

nearness

Back

quarry

Front

something hunted or pursued

Back

profligate

Front

wasteful

Back

pugnacious

Front

combative

Back

prodigious

Front

enormous, extraordinary

Back

propensity

Front

bent, inclination, disposition

Back

raucous

Front

shrill, harsh

Back

rationalize

Front

use or give a reason other than the real one

Back

quip

Front

to joke

Back

progeny

Front

descendants

Back

prevarication

Front

lying, deviation from the truth

Back

redress

Front

to right a wrong

Back

puny

Front

weak, unimportant

Back

proffer

Front

offer for acceptance

Back

rabid

Front

furious, mad, fanatical

Back

qualm

Front

twinge of conscience

Back

quell

Front

crush, stop

Back

relegate

Front

banish, assign to inferior position

Back

quandary

Front

dilemma, doubt

Back

Section 19

(50 cards)

reproach

Front

rebuke, reprimand

Back

reverberating

Front

reechoing

Back

replete

Front

completely filled with

Back

reticent

Front

uncommunicative

Back

restrictive

Front

harsh, confining

Back

reticent

Front

reserved, silent

Back

saturate

Front

fill up completely

Back

replenish

Front

to restock, fill again

Back

revert

Front

go back

Back

rudimentary

Front

basic, elementary

Back

sage

Front

wise man, philosopher

Back

respite

Front

postponement

Back

repose

Front

state of rest

Back

repudiate

Front

disown, refuse to accept

Back

retrospect

Front

looking backward

Back

sanguine

Front

hopeful

Back

repertoire

Front

works that an artist is ready to perform

Back

salient

Front

outstanding

Back

salubrious

Front

wholesome, healthful

Back

roster

Front

a list of names

Back

remote

Front

distant

Back

reputed

Front

believed, thought, supposed

Back

romp

Front

move in a lively manner

Back

rife

Front

widespread

Back

sanctuary

Front

place of protection

Back

rhetoric

Front

use (sometimes exaggerated) of language

Back

sally

Front

sudden rushing forth

Back

repulse

Front

drive back

Back

repent

Front

desire to make ammends, regret

Back

rift

Front

an opening, a split

Back

repress

Front

to put down

Back

reprimand

Front

to scold severely

Back

requisite

Front

requirement

Back

renumeration

Front

reward

Back

sanctimonious

Front

hypocritically religious

Back

repugnant

Front

repulsive, distasteful

Back

rustic

Front

unpolished, countrified

Back

reprehensible

Front

blameworthy

Back

salvation

Front

deliverance from ruin

Back

rue

Front

regret

Back

reviled

Front

scolded

Back

schism

Front

split

Back

satiety

Front

surfeit, excess, fullness

Back

remiss

Front

negligent, careless

Back

sanction

Front

certify, endorse

Back

retort

Front

reply, answer

Back

revere

Front

admire, respect, honor

Back

ruminate

Front

reflect upon, ponder

Back

resourceful

Front

able to meet any situation

Back

saga

Front

heroic story

Back

Section 20

(50 cards)

staunch

Front

firm, trusty, strong

Back

subterfuge

Front

a trick, deception

Back

stentorian

Front

loud

Back

sojourn

Front

temporary stay

Back

slovenly

Front

disorderly, carelessly

Back

stigmatize

Front

to mark with a disgrace

Back

scion

Front

descendant

Back

sophistry

Front

false reasoning or argument

Back

scrutinize

Front

examine closely

Back

somber

Front

sad, gloomy

Back

squeamish

Front

easily shocked

Back

sedate

Front

sober, still, quiet, undisturbed

Back

succinct

Front

concise, brief

Back

scurry

Front

run quickly

Back

skirmish

Front

small battle

Back

sinecure

Front

soft job

Back

stagnant

Front

inactive, dull, motionless

Back

singular

Front

remarkable, uncommon

Back

shibboleth

Front

slogan, pet phrase

Back

sordid

Front

filthy, ignoble

Back

substantiate

Front

ratify, confirm

Back

strident

Front

rough, harsh, shrill

Back

subservient

Front

obsequious, servile

Back

sedentary

Front

largely inactive

Back

scurrilous

Front

vulgar, using indecent language

Back

spew

Front

vomit

Back

solace

Front

comfort

Back

serenity

Front

peaceful repose

Back

spurious

Front

counterfeit, false, specious

Back

servile

Front

submissive, slavish

Back

subterranean

Front

underground

Back

spontaneous

Front

on the spur of the moment

Back

stymie

Front

to hinder

Back

senile

Front

infirm, weak as a result of old age

Back

solicit

Front

seek earnestly

Back

steeped

Front

to be completely soaked in something

Back

stunted

Front

held back or checked in natural growth

Back

spate

Front

rush, flood

Back

sporadic

Front

occasional

Back

strife

Front

unrest, discord

Back

scoff

Front

to mock

Back

site

Front

location

Back

stupor

Front

insensible condition, daze

Back

sullen

Front

grim, ill-humored

Back

stipulate

Front

make a specific demand

Back

succulent

Front

juicy

Back

succumb

Front

yield

Back

subjugate

Front

conquer

Back

stereotype

Front

conventional custom

Back

sinister

Front

evil

Back

Section 21

(50 cards)

symptomatic

Front

indicative

Back

surreptitious

Front

accomplished by secret

Back

technology

Front

applied science

Back

tenable

Front

choice, willpower

Back

temerity

Front

foolish boldness

Back

surfeit

Front

superabundance, excess

Back

tussie

Front

a rough struggle

Back

superfluous

Front

surplus, excessive

Back

susceptible

Front

easily affected

Back

tantamount

Front

identical, equivalent

Back

transient

Front

fleeting, passing, short-lived

Back

tinge

Front

a small amount of

Back

termagant

Front

a shrew, a scolding woman

Back

tradition

Front

long-standing practice

Back

tangible

Front

able to be touched

Back

ubiquitous

Front

being everywhere at once

Back

umbrage

Front

offense, resentment

Back

throng

Front

great number of people

Back

tranquil

Front

peaceful

Back

superficial

Front

on the surface, slight

Back

tyro

Front

novice, beginner

Back

tremulous

Front

trembling

Back

sultry

Front

torrid

Back

truncated

Front

cut short

Back

technology

Front

related to science of engineering

Back

taboo

Front

forbidden

Back

tolerate

Front

to permit, to put up with

Back

tacit

Front

not stated, understood, implied

Back

surge

Front

to rush suddenly

Back

surmise

Front

guess

Back

trend

Front

general direction

Back

trivial

Front

petty, worthless

Back

trenchant

Front

keen, sharp, biting

Back

taut

Front

on edge, keyed up, tense

Back

unabated

Front

without subsiding

Back

taint

Front

contaminate

Back

therapy

Front

curing or healing process

Back

supplication

Front

earnest prayer

Back

turbulent

Front

eject

Back

tantalize

Front

tease or torment by offering something good, but fail to deliver

Back

timorous

Front

fearful

Back

tenacious

Front

stubborn, tough

Back

thwart

Front

to hinder

Back

supine

Front

lying on the back

Back

tortuous

Front

winding

Back

terse

Front

compact, brief, concise

Back

ultimate

Front

final

Back

terminate

Front

to end

Back

turpitude

Front

evil, wickedness, vileness

Back

sumptuous

Front

lavish

Back

Section 22

(50 cards)

vexatious

Front

annoying

Back

vivacious

Front

gay, lively

Back

wince

Front

flinch, draw back

Back

usurp

Front

annex, grab, seize

Back

viable

Front

workable

Back

voluble

Front

talkative

Back

wan

Front

pale

Back

underwrite

Front

agree to finance

Back

unconcionable

Front

unreasonable, without conscience

Back

wane

Front

decline, decrease

Back

unkempt

Front

neglected, untidy

Back

whet

Front

stir up, stimulate

Back

whimsical

Front

witty, humorous

Back

vogue

Front

fashion

Back

vulnerable

Front

able to hurt

Back

unctuous

Front

affectedly emotional

Back

wistful

Front

wishful, pensive, longing

Back

vigil

Front

wakeful watching

Back

utopia

Front

place of perfection

Back

vehemently

Front

passionately, violently, eagerly

Back

vindicate

Front

justify, absolve

Back

vitiate

Front

destroy the use or value

Back

vulnerable

Front

susceptible, open to attack

Back

vituperation

Front

abuse, blame

Back

urbane

Front

polished, civilized

Back

vicissitudes

Front

difficulties

Back

virile

Front

manly, masterful

Back

volition

Front

supportable, defendable

Back

venial

Front

forgivable, pardonable

Back

virtuosity

Front

great technical skill

Back

universal

Front

widespread

Back

unmitigated

Front

as bad as can be, unrelieved

Back

voracious

Front

desiring huge amount

Back

vilify

Front

slander, malign

Back

vitriolic

Front

biting, burning

Back

vacillate

Front

fluctuate, hesitate

Back

valor

Front

courage

Back

unwieldy

Front

difficult to handle, bulky

Back

wary

Front

watchful, shrewd

Back

veneer

Front

thin covering

Back

wheedle

Front

persuade, coax, cajole

Back

voluminous

Front

bulky, large

Back

venerable

Front

respected, worshipped

Back

vapid

Front

dull, uninteresting

Back

virulent

Front

harmful

Back

venom

Front

poison

Back

vertigo

Front

dizziness

Back

unsavory

Front

morally bad, disagreeable, offensive

Back

vigilant

Front

alert

Back

vestige

Front

evidence, trace

Back

Section 23

(4 cards)

yen

Front

strong desire, strong longing

Back

zenith

Front

top, prime, summit

Back

zealous

Front

enthusiastic

Back

wrest

Front

seize

Back