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Flashcards in 03 Deck (60):
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Affable

Likable; friendly

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Ailing

Sick; ill

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Alias

False name

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Appease

To calm; to soothe

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Aptly

Appropriately

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Arid

Dry

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Ballad

Song that tells a story

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Convex

Curved like the outer surface of a globe

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Corrupt (adj., v.)

Wicked; to make morally bad

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Courier

Messenger

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Defame

To attack someone's reputation

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Deport

To send an unwanted person out of the country

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Desolate

Isolated; alone

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Detour

Path that goes off the main road

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Dilute

To make weaker; to add water

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Disintegration

Breaking into small pieces

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Distillation

Purification

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Dumbfound

To surprise; to stun

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Emend

To correct a text

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Enfeeble

To weaken

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Expulsion

Removal; rejection

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Fluctuate

To rise and fall; to shift; to change back and forth

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Fret

To worry

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Gauge

Instrument used for measuring; to measure

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Giddy

Dizzy; silly

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Grimy

Dirty

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Heralded

Announced; publicized

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Hilarity

Lightheartedness

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Horticulture

Gardening; science of growing plants

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Hydraulic

Operated by water pressure

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Impound

To seize and keep by law; to put in prison

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Inadvertent

Unintentional; accidental

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Incentive

Reward; encouragement

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Incongruous

Strange; out of place

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Indebted

Owing money or gratitude

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Indiscriminate

Random; making no distinctions

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Indulgent

Pampering; spoiling

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Inhibit

To hold back; keep in

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Inpatient

A person who stays overnight at a hospital for treatment.

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Itinerant

Traveler; traveling

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Kinsfolk

Relatives; family members

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Nonentity

A nobody; a person without character

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Noxious

Harmful

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Opaque

Hard to understand; not see-through

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Passive

Not active

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Philanthropic

Promoting social good; generous

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Premature

Happening before expected time

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Pretext

Pretense; excuse

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Promiscuous

Not choosy; having sex with many partners

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Raucous

Harsh-sounding

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Repentance

Expression of guilt or sorrow

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Rout

A crushing defeat; to force out; to defeat badly

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Saturate

To soak thoroughly

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Sedative

Tranquilizer

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Serviceable

Useful; ready for service

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Stalemate

Situation where no one wins; draw or tie

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Subdue

To bring under control; to conquer

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Syllabus

List of assignments for a class

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Talisman

Magical charm

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Zest

Enthusiasm