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Flashcards in 0201-0225 Deck (25):
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burnish

v. to polish or make shine

n. a shiny appearance

2

buttress

n. a supporting structure

v. to support or encourage

3

equivocate

v. to make vague, unclear statements

4

paragon

n. a model of excellence

5

cacophony

n. unpleasant, discordant sounds

6

mawkish

adj. very sentimental

7

cajole

v. to make someone do something with flattery or promises

8

dogmatic

adj. rigidly fixed in opinion or expression in an arrogant manner

9

calibrate

v. to check or balance the scale of a measuring device with a standard scale

10

perdition

n. a final state of spiritual ruin, loss of soul, damnation

n. hell

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beseech

v. to request urgently

12

canny

adj. careful; shrewd

13

seminal

adj. original and influential

14

cantankerous

adj. difficult to handle; ill-tempered

15

semantic

adj. related to the meaning of words

16

serrate

adj. having toothed edges

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sever

v. to cut off

18

sinuous

adj. twisting and winding

adj. not direct

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solicitude

n. caring about others' well being

20

solidarity

n. a feeling of camaraderie with other due to shared goals

21

soluble

adj. capable of being dissolved in a liquid

adj. capable of being solved

22

solvent

adj. able to meet financial obligations

n. a substance that can dissolve other substances

23

soporific

adj. able to cause sleepiness

n. a substance that causes sleepiness

24

emulate

v. to try to imitate or exceed another's actions

25

enamor

v. to make infatuated; to cause to love