Words 101-15050 cards

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Connoisseur

Someone with informed and discriminating judgment, especially in matters of art, literature, or taste. An expert.

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Consensus

Collective uniformity of opinion; general agreement in feeling.

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Construe

To analyze, explain, interpret, or understand.

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Consummate

Complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to completion or perfection.

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Copious

Large in number or quantity; full.

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Corpulent

Fat and bulky.

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Corroborate

To confirm the truth or accuracy of.

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Counsel

Advice secured through consultation; an adviser; to advise or recommend as a course of action.

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Credibility

The ability to inspire belief or trust.

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Criterion

A standard or principle on which to base a judgement.

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Crucial

At a point that will determine the final outcome; of supreme importance.

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Culpable

At fault; blameworthy.

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Cursory

Hasty and superficial; hurried (a cursory read).

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Curtail

To shorten or reduce.

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Cynical

Inclined to doubt or deny the virtuousness or honesty of human motives; sneeringly bitter or negative.

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Dapper

Neatly and stylishly dressed (usually used for men).

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Defect

A flaw or shortcoming; to desert one country, cause, or the like for another.

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Defer

To put off or postpone; to yield courteously to the wishes or judgments of someone else.

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Dejected

In very low spirits.

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Delete

To strike out or remove.

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Delineate

To make an accurate line drawing or diagram of; to portray or describe in detail.

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Delinquent

Neglectful of a duty or obligation; seriously overdue.

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Delude

To mislead or deceive.

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Demure

Modest and reserved in dress, manner, or behavior.

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Denouement

The point at which the plot of a novel or drama is finally resolved; the outcome or solution of a complex sequence of events.

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Desultory

Shifting from one thing to another without reason or purpose; haphazard or random.

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Deviate

To move away from, especially what is considered normal, right, or acceptable; a person who differs markedly in behavior, belief or attitude from what is accepted as normal.

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Devoid

Empty; lacking in.

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Devout

Deeply religious, earnest, or sincere.

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Dexterous

Skillful in using one's hands or mind; clever.

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Dilapidated

Fallen into disrepair or partial ruin, usually through neglect.

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Dilatory

Inclined to put things off; intended to postpone something.

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Diligent

Hardworking; thorough and persistent.

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Dire

Dreadful or disastrous; bleak or cheerless; urgent.

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Discomfit

To defeat or frustrate completely; to perplex, confuse, or embarrass completely.

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Discourse

An oral exchange of ideas or conversation; a lengthy discussion, either written or spoken.

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Discriminate

To distinguish between two or more things, often by perceiving minute differences; to behave unfairly toward a person or group because of prejudice.

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Disparage

To speak slightingly of or undervalue.

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Disparity

Difference or inequality, as of age, character, or quality.

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Distraught

Deeply distressed or agitate.

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Divulge

To make known, to make public.

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Docile

Easy to manage, teach, train, or discipline.

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Dormant

Inactive, as if in sleep; suspended in use, growth, or development.

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Drastic

Violently forceful and swift; extreme.

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Duplicity

Deliberate deception in speech or conduct.

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Eclectic

Choosing what seems best from various sources; one whose opinions are drawn from various sources.

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Effete

Worn out or exhausted; marked by weakness, self-indulgence or decadence.

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Efficacious

Capable of producing the desired effect.

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Effrontery

Shameless boldness.

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Elicit

To draw out or call forth.