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Flashcards in 0276-0300 Deck (25):
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asperity

n. severity, rigor

n. acrimony, irritability

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profligate

adj. immoral

adj. recklessly extravagant

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profuse

adj. abundant

adj. freely giving or spending

4

hapless

adj. unlucky, unfortunate, luckless

5

prognostic

n. a prediction

adj. indicating future events

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proliferate

v. to grow and spread quickly

7

puissant

adj. powerful, mighty

8

prone

adj. lying face or front downward

adj. tending to behave or act a certain way

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propitiate

v. to appease

10

ineffable

adj. incapable of being described in words

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propitious

adj. favorable

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propound

v. to propose or offer for certain consideration

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propriety

n. proper behavior

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precipitate

adj. acting with haste or on impulse

v. to cause or hasten an event

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prosaic

adj. common; unimaginative

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prudent

adj. practical; careful

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advert

v. to call or direct attention towards

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excoriate

v. to condemn scathingly

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insipid

adj. bland, trite

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sublimate

v. to change state of matter between solid and gaseous form without passing through a liquid stage

v. to modify the expression of an instinctual impulse in a socially acceptable manner

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expatiate

v. to discuss or write about at great length

22

precipitous

adj. dangerously high or steep

adj. done hastily and without care

23

necromancy

n. the practice of communicating with the spirits of the dead

n. black magic, black arts, or sorcery

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truculent

adj. cruel, ferocious, savage, brutal

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depravity

n. moral corruption or degradation