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Aberration
A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome.
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Acquiesce
Accept something reluctantly but without protest.
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Amiable
Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
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Circumspect
Wary and unwilling to take risks
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Candour
The quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness.
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Debase
Reduce (something) in quality or value; degrade.
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Eloquent
Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
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Feral
Resembling a wild animal.
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Haughty
Arrogantly superior and disdainful.
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Impeccable
In accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless.
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Indolent
Wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy.
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Inept
Having or showing no skill; clumsy.
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Intrepid
Fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).
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Inveterate
Having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.
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Lithe
Thin, supple, and graceful.
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Lurid
Very vivid in color, especially so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect.
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Meticulous
Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
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Morose
Sullen and ill-tempered.
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Nadir
The lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization.
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Oblivious
Not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.
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Obsequious
Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
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Plangent
Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.
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Plethora
A large or excessive amount of (something).
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Quaint
Attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
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Superfluous
Unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
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Venerable
Accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.
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Vociferous
Vehement or clamorous.
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Zenith
The time at which something is most powerful or successful.
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Accept something reluctantly but without protest.

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Acquiesce

Card 3

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Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.

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Card 4

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Wary and unwilling to take risks

Back

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Card 5

Front

The quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness.

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