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Flashcards in 0076-0100 Deck (25):
1

disabuse

v. to free from a misconception or error in thought

2

nuance

n. a small difference

3

homogenous

adj. composed of similar or identical parts

4

hackneyed

adj. overdone or cliché

5

discern

v. to see clearly

6

harangue

v. to speak with intense emotions

n. a rant

7

hone

v. to perfect

v. to sharpen

8

dilettante

n. an amateur

n. a patron of the arts

9

hieroglyphic

adj. difficult to understand, mysterious

10

occlude

v. to close or block off

v. to combine opposite surfaces

11

discomfit

v. to unsettle

v. to upset or prevent from succeeding

12

obstinate

adj. stubborn

13

nonplussed

adj. confused

14

dirge

n. a mournful song

15

noxious

adj. harmful in a physical or moral way

16

hedonism

n. dedication to pursuing pleasure

17

husband

v. to conserve

18

hallmark

n. a unique, identifying trait

n. a mark used to indicate the purity of certain metals

19

disaffect

v. to make someone lose loyalty or affection

20

obsequious

adj. very submissive and flattering

21

obviate

v. to anticipate and prevent

v. to make obsolete

22

heretical

adj. differing from official beliefs

23

tan

v. to whip

v. to make leather out of animal hide

24

dilate

v. to widen or enlarge

v. to give a long speech on a subject

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obdurate

adj. stubborn; inflexible and unyielding

adj. emotionally cold; not compassionate