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Flashcards in 0401-0425 Deck (25):
1

obfuscate

v. to deliberately obscure, to make confusing, to bewilder

2

encomium

n. enthusiastic praise

3

din

n. loud sustained noise, confusing or tumultuous sound

4

alloy

n. a mixture of superior and inferior ingredients

v. to debase by mixing with something inferior

5

pugilism

n. the skill or practice of fighting with fists; boxing

6

sanctimony

n. self-righteousness, pretended piety

7

baleful

adj. full of sinister influence, pernicious, ominous

8

hallow

v. to set apart as holy, to sanctify

9

ostensible

adj. apparent

adj. pretended

10

sinecure

n. a comfortable job requiring little work

11

lackey

n. a male servant, servile follower, toady

12

redress

v. to set right, to remedy

n. compensation or restitution for a wrong

13

unctuous

adj. oily, greasy

adj. characterized by insincere earnestness

14

arrant

adj. impudent

adj. thorough, utter, notorious

15

vaunt

v. to boast or brag about

16

affectation

n. a show or pretense

n. artificial behavior to impress others

17

philately

n. the study of postage stamps

18

canonical

adj. in agreement with accepted principles

adj. authorized, accepted

19

whit

n. the smallest possible part or fraction

20

epaulet

n. a shoulder ornament, esp. a strap on military uniforms

21

panoply

n. a splendid, striking array

n. the complete armory of a warrior

n. a shining protective array

22

pantheon

n. a temple dedicated to the gods

n. all the gods of a people

n. a group of famous persons

23

blandish

v. to coax or influence with flattery

24

peremptory

adj. admitting of no contradiction; putting an end to further debate; haughty, imperious

25

tyro

n. a beginner or novice in any kind of skill