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  1. Abate
    Reduce in amount, degree, severity
  2. abscond
    to leave secretly
  3. abstain
    choose not to do something
  4. aesthetic
    concerning beauty
  5. anachronism
    something out of place in time
  6. antipathy
    extreme dislike
  7. apathy
    lack of interest or emotion
  8. arbitrate
    to judge a dispute between opposing parties
  9. ardor
    intense and passionate feeling
  10. assuage
    to make something unpleasant less severe
  11. attenuate
    to reduce in force or degree, to weaken
  12. austere
    severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
  13. banal
    predictable, cliche, boring
  14. bombastic
    pompous in speech and manner
  15. candid
    impartial and honest in speech
  16. capricious
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  17. castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  18. caustic
    biting in wit, critical, or sarcastic
  19. chauvinist
    someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
  20. chicanery
    deception by means of cract or guile
  21. cogent
    convincing and well reasoned
  22. condone
    to overlook, pardon, or disregard
  23. credulous
    too trusting, gullible
  24. crescendo
    steadily increasing volume or force
  25. decorum
    appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
  26. deference
    respect, courtesy
  27. desultory
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  28. diatribe
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  29. diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  30. dilatory
    intended to delay
  31. dilettante
    someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
  32. dirge
    a funeral hymn or mournful speech
  33. disabuse
    to set right, to free from error
  34. discern
    to perceive, to recognize
  35. disparate
    fundamentally different; entirely unlike
  36. dissemble
    to present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
  37. dupe
    to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
  38. eclectic
    selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
  39. efficacy
  40. elegy
    a sorrowful poem or speech
  41. eloquent
    persuasive and moving, especially in speech
  42. emulate
    to copy, to try to equal or excel
  43. enervate
    to reduce in strength
  44. engender
    to produce, cause or bright about
  45. enumerate
    to count, list, or itemize
  46. equivocate
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  47. erratic
    wandering and unpredictable
  48. esoteric
    known or understood by only a few
  49. estimable
  50. euphemism
    use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
  51. exacerbate
    to make worse
  52. exculpate
    to clear from blame; proven innocent
  53. exigent
    urgent, requiring immediate action
  54. exonerate
    to clear of blame
  55. fanatical
    acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
  56. fawn
    to give a servile display of exaggerated flattery or affection
  57. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  58. foment
    to arouse or incite
  59. iconoclast
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  60. imperturable
    not cable of being disturbed
  61. impervious
    impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
  62. impetuous
    quick to act without thinking
  63. inchoate
    not fully formed; disorganized
  64. ingenuous
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  65. inimical
    hostile, unfriendly
  66. innocuous
  67. insipid
    lacking interest or flavor
  68. intransigent
    uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
  69. inundate
    to overwhelm; to cover with water
  70. meticulous
    extremely careful about details
  71. naive
    lacking sophistication or experience
  72. obdurate
    hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
  73. obsequious
    overly submissive and eager to please
  74. obstinate
    stubborn, unyielding
  75. obviate
    to present; to make necessary
  76. occlude
    to stop up; to prevent the passage of
  77. onerous
    troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
  78. opprobrium
    public disgrace
  79. paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  80. perfidious
    willing to betray one's trust
  81. perfunctory
    done in a routine way; indifferent
  82. plethora
  83. pristine
    fresh and clean; uncorrupted
  84. propitiate
    to conciliate; to appease
  85. prudence
    wisdom, caution, or restraint
  86. quiescent
    motionless, dormant; period of inactivity
  87. rarefy
    to make thinner or sparser
  88. repudiate
    to reject the validity of
  89. reticent
  90. silent, reserved
  91. rhetoric
    effective writing or speaking
  92. satiate
    to satisfy fully or overindulge
  93. soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  94. specious
    deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  95. stigma
    a mark of shame or discredit
  96. stolid
    unemotional; lacking sensitivity
  97. sublime
    excellence, grandeur or beauty
  98. tacit
    done without using words
  99. taciturn
    silent, not talkative
  100. tirade
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  101. torpor
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  102. transitory
    temporary, lasting a brief time
  103. veracity
    filled with truth and accuracy
  104. verbose
  105. vex
    to annoy
  106. waver
    to fluctuate between choices
  107. whimsical
    acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
  108. zeal
    passion, excitement
  109. Right Triangle: 90, 45, 45
  110. Right Triangles: a:b:c = 5
  111. Right Triangle: 90, 60, 30
  112. Right Triangles: a:b:c = 7
  113. Right Triangles: a:b:c =8
  114. Right Triangles: a:b:c =9
  115. Combination
    • nCk=n!/
    •     k!(n-k)!
  116. Permutation
    • nPk= n!/
    •       (n-k)!
  117. GCF
    Tree model then multiply all factors
  118. LCM
    Tree model then multiply all factors but don't multiply repeating factors twice
  119. Average of Consecutive Numbers
    • A+B/
    •   2
  120. Count Consecutive Numbers A to B
  121. Sum of integers from 10 to 50
    • Get AVG, count consecutive numbers,
    • SUM= AVG x #'s
  122. Original whole before percent increase/descrease
    1.00-%= % x original whole= answer
  123. Compound Interest
    Final= P x (1 + (R/C))^(t x C)
  124. Using original AVG and New AVG to figure out what was added or deleted
    • #added= (new sum) - (orig sum)
    • #deleted= (orig sum) - (new sum)
  125. How to find AVG rate
    AVG A per B = Total A/Total B
  126. Combined work prob
  127. Group problem Both/Niether
    Group 1 + Group 2 + Neither - Both= TOTAL
  128. The argument that... may seem logical at first glance.
    The author makes a valid argument, one that would correct if it's premises were true.  However, his conclusions relies on assumptions for which there is no clear evidence, and it uses terms that lack definition.
  129. In conclusion, the writer would not necessarily be wrong to assert that...
    But to support the current conclusion the writer must first define the scope of the problem more clearly and submit more conclusive evidence.
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