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Flashcards in 0301-0325 Deck (25):
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aseptic

adj. free of pathogens or germs

adj. with little or no emotion

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prolix

adj. wordy or prolonged; tedious in length

3

foolhardy

adj. reckless, unwisely bold; thoughtlessly rash

4

picaresque

adj. involving clever rogues in episodes of comedy or adventure

5

raucous

adj. rough sounding, harsh

adj. boisterous, rowdy, disorderly

6

providential

adj. to occur as if from divine intervention

7

antipodal

adj. diametrically opposed to, polar opposite

adj. on the opposite side of the earth

8

pillory

v. to punish; to hold up for public scorning

n. a wooden framework withholds for head and hands, in which criminal offenders are held

9

infelicitous

adj. unfortunate, awkward, inappropriate

10

dilatory

adj. tending to delay, put off, or procrastinate

adj. intended to slow progress

11

overweening

adj. presumptuously arrogant or conceited; overconfident, overbearing

12

neologism

n. the creation of new words, expressions, or usages for words

13

lassitude

n. a state of listless exhaustion, weakness, or weariness of the mind or body

14

locution

n. a particular word, phrase, or style used by a person or group

n. style of speaking, phraseology

15

jocose

adj. characterized by a joking or humorous manner

16

rend

v. to forcibly take

v. to tear apart

17

stanch

v. to cease the flow of a liquid (esp. blood)

18

solder

v. to weld, fuse, or join (esp. metals)

19

demure

adj. modest, shy

20

insensible

adj. unconscious, unresponsive

21

rail

v. to complain bitterly

22

noisome

adj. offensive or harmful

23

mellifluous

adj. sweetly flowing (esp. of words or sounds)

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inveterate

adj. established, habitual, deep-rooted

25

coterie

n. a small or exclusive group of people with common interests