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Flashcards in 0351-0375 Deck (25):
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covert

adj. hidden; secret

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craven

adj. cowardly

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eugenics

n. the study of heredity improvements by genetic control

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credence

n. belief that something is true

n. plausibility

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execrate

v. to declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce

v. to loathe

v. to curse

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sempiternal

adj. eternal, infinite

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credulous

adj. easily convinced that something is true

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plumb

v. to measure the depth

v. to examine critically

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culpable

adj. deserving of blame or punishment

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debase

v. to corrupt or lower the value of

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decadent

adj. in a state of decline

adj. self-indulgent

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decorous

adj. conforming to what is acceptable to society

adj. marked by propriety and etiquette

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decry

v. to strongly disapprove of

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artless

adj. simple and natural

adj. unable to mask true feelings

adj. without artistic merit; crudely made

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ascetic

adj. relating to self-denial

n. a person who practices self-denial

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ascendant

adj. rising

adj. most powerful

n. a position of being dominant or in control

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ascribe

v. to attribute or assign to a cause

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assiduous

adj. making careful and persistent effort

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assuage

v. to relieve

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astute

adj. having practical intelligence and good judgement

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suppliant

adj. asking humbly, beseeching

n. a person who requests or begs

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atrophy

n. deterioration (esp. due to inactivity)

v. to deteriorate, to waste away (esp. due to inactivity)

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anosmia

n. loss of the sense of smell

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austere

adj. severe, strict, or very plain

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autonomous

adj. independent