Elite A 751-875

  1. surly
    sullen and rude
  2. elocution
    the art of public speaking
  3. mimic
    to copy closely, esp. with intent to ridicule
  4. crop
    to cut or bite the ends off; to trim
  5. qualm
    a sudden feeling of sickness
  6. mandate
    a command; an order
  7. abstruse
    difficult to understand
  8. fitful
    occurring in irregular outburts
  9. hubris
    excessive pride
  10. prospect
    outlook for the future
  11. humane
    kind; compassionate
  12. ultimatum
    final demand or statement of terms
  13. rapport
    concord; trustful
  14. overt
  15. malign
    to talk badly of something or someone
  16. debacle
    an overwhelming defeat or failure
  17. grandiloquent
    using excessively fancy or pompous words
  18. tribulation
    great misery or distress
  19. neologism
    new word or phrase
  20. officious
    interfering; trying to give unwanted advice
  21. awry
    away from the correct course; wrong; deviant
  22. confer
    to consult
  23. prestige
    fame or importance based on reputation or achievements
  24. smug
    shwoing offensive satsifaction with oneself
  25. wield
    to handle; to exert
  26. stifle
    to suffocate or smother
  27. lachrymose
    causing tears; weeping or inclined to weep
  28. quagmire
    wet, boggy ground; a difficult situation
  29. efface
    to erase
  30. renege
    to fail to carry out a promise
  31. philanthropic
    donating to charity
  32. plausible
    appearing worthy of belief or trust
  33. reproof
    an expression of disapproval; a rebuke
  34. circulocution
    an indirect or wordy way of expressing an idea
  35. paean
    a song of joy, triumph, or praise
  36. comport
    to conduct or behave oneself
  37. debilitated
    showing impairment of energy or strength
  38. scathing
    very harsh in something, like a remark
  39. daunt
    to make afraid; intimidate
  40. savor
    to taste or smell, esp. with pleasure; the taste or smell
  41. infer
    to reason or conclude from evidence
  42. tyranny
    arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
  43. martial
  44. usurp
    to take over by force without legal authority
  45. banish
    to drive away; to force to leave a place by official decree
  46. disposition
    personality; temperament
  47. comply
    to yield or act in accordance with requests, conditions, etc.
  48. distort
    to alter; to change into an unusual form
  49. cognition
    the process of knowing; perception
  50. plastic
    capable of being shaped or molded; easily influenced
  51. grapple
    to struggle with something; to grip and hold
  52. advocate
    to speak in support of something
  53. flora
    plants as a group, esp. of a specified region or time
  54. rout
    an overwhelming defeat
  55. nihilism
    a belief that rejects all moral or religious values
  56. depreciate
    to reduce in price or value
  57. speculate
    to form an idea without having definite or complete evidence
  58. deadlock
    a tie; a standstill
  59. melee
    a noisy, confused fight
  60. contingent
    dependent on something uncertain
  61. graphic
    described in vivid and explicit in detail
  62. exalt
    to raise in status or character; to increase the effect or intensity of
  63. beckon
    to signal or summon, as by nodding or waving
  64. bilk
    to swindle; to cheat
  65. own
    to admit, esp. taking personal responsibility for one's own actions or thoughts
  66. flourish
    to blossom; to grow vigorously; prosper
  67. rankle
    to cause persistent irritation
  68. ethics
    the standards or rules governing proper conduct
  69. aegis
    a protection
  70. interlocutor
    someone who takes part in a conversation
  71. theology
    the study of the nature of God and religious truth
  72. prone
    tending or likely to do something; lying face down
  73. hedge
    to protect agains possible loss by taking compensatory meansures; to avoid making a direct statement
  74. demur
    to object; to disagree with something
  75. covet
    to desire strongly
  76. torrent
    a swift-flowing stream; an uncontrolled outpouring
  77. autonomy
    independence; self-governing
  78. inadvertent
  79. advent
    a coming or arrival of something
  80. desolate
    left alone; lonely; deserted
  81. bizzare
    very odd in manner; grotesque; strange
  82. haunt
    to visit often or continually
  83. prowess
    superior skill or ability
  84. novel
    strikingly new
  85. articulate
    able to express oneself clearly and effectively
  86. hospitable
    friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests; receptive or open
  87. badger
    to nag
  88. auspicious
    marked by favorable circumstances
  89. meritocracy
    a system in which promotion is based on individual ability or achievement
  90. colloquy
  91. fetter
    to confine, to restrain, or keep down; chains
  92. resolve
    to decide
  93. squabble
    a noisy argument
  94. cataclysm
    a disastrous event, usually one that brings about great change
  95. convition
    a strong belief or opinion
  96. quandary
    a state of uncertainty, about what course of action to take
  97. contemplate
    to look at or thing about carefully; to consider as a possibility
  98. abide
    to tolerate
  99. demote
    to reduce to lower rank
  100. equilibrium
    a state of balance or equality
  101. decadence
    a period of decline, as in morals
  102. alleviate
    to reduce pain
  103. progeny
    children or descendants
  104. hefty
  105. start
    to move suddenly or involuntarily
  106. pejorative
    downgrading, demeaning
  107. predicament
    a troublesome or embarrassing situation
  108. coerce
    to force by threat or intimidation
  109. shoddy
    inferior or cheap
  110. resonant
    strong and deep in tone
  111. conducive
    tending to bring about
  112. fiasco
    a major disaster
  113. exact
    to demand and obtain by force or authority
  114. catharsis
    purging of the emotions
  115. trifle
    something that lacks significance or worth
  116. disdain
    a feeling of contempt
  117. pliant
    easily bent
  118. dissonant
    harsh and disagreeable in sound
  119. conspicuous
    easy to notice; obvious; apparent
  120. acrimony
    bitter, sharp hostility in speech or behavior
  121. libertine
    one who lives an immoral life
  122. authoritarian
    demanding unquestioning obedience
  123. douse
    to wet thoroughly
  124. chasten
    to correct by punishment or criticism; to restrain
  125. repugnant
    distasteful; offensive
Card Set
Elite A 751-875