Card Set Information

2011-02-24 19:33:28

Show Answers:

  1. abscond
    to depart clndestiny; to steal off and hide
  2. aberrant
    deviating from the norm
  3. alacrity
    eager and enthusiastic willingness
  4. anomaly
    deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
  5. approbation
    an expression of approval or praise
  6. arduous
    strenuou, taxing; requiring significant effort
  7. assuage
    to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  8. audacious
    daring and fearless; recklessly bold
  9. austere
    without adornment; bare; severly simple; ascetic
  10. axiomatic
    taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
  11. canonical
    following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
  12. capricious
    inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic, unpredictable
  13. censure
    to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
  14. chicanery
    trickery or subterfuge
  15. connoisseur
    an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
  16. convoluted
    complex or complicated
  17. disabuse
    to undeceive; to set right
  18. discordant
    conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
  19. disparate
    fundamentally distict or dissimilar
  20. effrontery
    extreme boldness; presumptuousness
  21. eloquent
    well-spoken, expressive, articulate
  22. enervate
    to weaken; to reduce in vitality
  23. ennui
    dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or aphathy
  24. equivocate
    to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
  25. erudite
    very learned; scholarly
  26. exculpate
    exonerate; to clear of blame
  27. exigent
    urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
  28. extemporaneous
    improvised; done without preparation
  29. filibuster
    interntinal obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
  30. fulminate
    to loudly attack or denounce
  31. ingenuous
    artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
  32. inured
    accustomed to accepting something undesirable
  33. irascible
    easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
  34. laud
    to praise highly
  35. lucid
    clear; easily understood
  36. magnanimity
    the quality of being generaously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
  37. martial
    associated with war and the armed forces
  38. mundane
    of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
  39. nascent
    coming into being; in early developmental stages
  40. nebulous
    vague, cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
  41. neologism
    a new word, expression, or usage, the creation or use of new worlds or senses
  42. noxious
    harmful, injurious
  43. obtuse
    lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought ir expression
  44. obviate
    to anticipate and make unnecessary
  45. onerous
    troubling; burdensome
  46. paean
    a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
  47. parody
    a humorous imitaion intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
  48. perennial
    recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
  49. perfidy
    intentional breach of faith; treachery
  50. perfunctory
    cursory; done without care or interest
  51. perspicacious
    acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
  52. prattle
    to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an ampty and idle manner
  53. precipitate
    acting with excessive haste or impulse

    to cause or happen before anticipated or required
  54. predilection
    a disposition in favor of something; preference
  55. prescience
    foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occuring
  56. prevaricate
    to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
  57. qualms
    misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
  58. recant
    to retract. esp. a previously held belief
  59. refute
    to disprove; to successfully argue against
  60. relegate
    to forcibly assign, esp. to lower place or position
  61. reticent
    quiet; reserved; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
  62. solicitous
    concerned and attentive; eager
  63. sordid
    characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
  64. sporadic
    occurring only occasionally. or in scattered instances
  65. squander
    to wate by spending or using irresponsibly
  66. static
    not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
  67. stupefy
    to stun, baffle, or amaze
  68. stymie
    to block; thwart
  69. synthesis
    the combination of parts to make a whole
  70. torque
    a force that causes rotation
  71. tortuous
    winding, twisting; excessively complicated
  72. truculent
    fierce and cruel; eager to fight
  73. veracity
    truthfulness, honesty
  74. virulent
    extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or agnostic
  75. voracious
    having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
  76. waver
    to move to anf fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion