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Flashcards in 0026-0050 Deck (25):
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imprecation

n. a curse

2

fulsome

adj. offensively flattering or insincere

adj. offensive to the taste

adj. generous or abundant

3

disingenuous

adj. lacking in sincerity or candor

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refulgent

adj. shining radiantly; brilliant

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ineluctable

adj. certain, inevitable, unavoidable

6

epistle

n. a written message, usually a formal letter

7

apostate

n. one who abandons a belief, cause, party or religion

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sophistry

n. fallacious reasoning; faulty, although plausible, logic

9

factitious

adj. produced artificially; not natural

adj. fake

10

extenuate

v. to lessen the magnitude or seriousness of; to mitigate

11

gainsay

v. to declare false

v. to deny

v. to contradict or claim exception to

12

perspicuity

n. clarity or perceptiveness in speech, though, or writing

13

vitiate

v. to reduce the quality of

v. to corrupt

14

phlegmatic

adj. hard to excite, calm, sluggish

adj. unemotional, stoic

15

pied

adj. containing patches of two or more colors, usually in blotches

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stygian

adj. dark, gloomy, dismal

adj. infernal, hellish

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militate

v. to have substantial weight or bearing on; to argue for or against

18

nostrum

n. cure-all, questionable remedy, or a placebo

19

ambit

n. the extent, boundary or scope of something

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precocious

adj. unusually quick development or maturation, especially in intelligence

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regale

v. to entertain; to feast

22

enjoin

v. to command or direct an action with authority

v. to prohibit or forbid an action

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obstreperous

adj. unruly, noisy, loudly, stubborn

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attenuate

v. to weaken or reduce in force or value

v. to make small or fine

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palliate

v. to make something appear less serious; to mitigate; to alleviate