Ms. Gaul cards 1-50.txt

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Ms. Gaul cards 1-50.txt
2010-01-27 23:24:28
Ms. Gaul cards Vocab 1-50

Ms. Gaul cards for vocabulary test 1 (1-50)
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  1. aberration
    the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course
  2. abode
    a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
  3. aborigine
    one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.
  4. abyss
    a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm
  5. accoutrements
    personal clothing, accessories, etc.
  6. acme
    the highest point; summit; peak:
  7. acumen
    keen insight; shrewdness
  8. adage
    a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.
  9. adversary
    a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe
  10. affability
    pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite
  11. agency
    an organization, company, or bureau that provides some service for another
  12. agitator
    person who stirs up others in order to upset the status quo and further a political, social, or other cause
  13. alibi
    Law. the defense by an accused person of having been elsewhere at the time an alleged offense was committed
  14. alienation
    the state of being withdrawn or isolated from the objective world, as through indifference or disaffection.
  15. altruism
    the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
  16. ambience
    the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu
  17. ambivalence
    uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things
  18. amnesty
    a general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction
  19. anarchist
    a person who believes in anarchy
  20. anathema
    person or thing detested or loathed
  21. anomaly
    a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
  22. antipathy
    a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
  23. antiquity
    the quality of being ancient; ancientness
  24. antithesis
    opposition; contrast
  25. appellation
    a name, title, or designation
  26. approbation
    approval; commendation
  27. aristocracy
    a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, esp. the hereditary nobility.
  28. artifice
    a clever trick or stratagem; a cunning, crafty device or expedient; wile
  29. ascetic
    a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons
  30. aspersion
    a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander
  31. assertion
    a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason
  32. attrition
    a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength
  33. audacity
    boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
  34. auspices
    Usually, auspices. patronage; support; sponsorship
  35. authority
    the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine
  36. avarice
    insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.
  37. awe
    an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like
  38. bagatelle
    something of little value or importance; a trifle
  39. bastion
    Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work.
  40. bemusement
    to bewilder or confuse
  41. bevy
    a group of birds, as larks or quail, or animals, as roebuck, in close association
  42. bias
    an oblique or diagonal line of direction, esp. across a woven fabric.
  43. cabal
    a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority.
  44. calumny
    a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something
  45. campaign
    a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose
  46. canard
    a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor
  47. capacity
    the ability to receive or contain
  48. cataclysm
    any violent upheaval, esp. one of a social or political nature
  49. catalyst
    something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected
  50. caucus
    any group or meeting organized to further a special interest or cause.