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Flashcards in 0451-0475 Deck (25):
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impregnable

adj. able to withstand attack

2

daft

adj. mad, crazy

adj. foolish

3

solemn

adj. deeply earnest, grave

adj. of a very serious nature; gloomy

4

impromptu

adj. spontaneously done without preparation

5

impudent

adj. improperly disrespectful

6

bedizen

v. to adorn, usually in a poorly conceived or tasteless manner

7

incense

v. to make angry

8

volition

n. a conscious decision or the capability of choosing

n. willingness

9

tamp

v. to plug

v. to drive in or down by a series of blows

10

steel

v. to make hard, strong or obdurate

v. to fill with determination

11

gossamer

adj. delicate, insubstantial, flimsy

12

inimical

adj. hostile, unfriendly

13

vainglorious

adj. boastful of one's accomplishments or accolades; vain

14

pariah

n. an outcast; a rejected or despised person

15

indelible

adj. impossible to remove or to forget

16

byzantine

adj. complex, intricate, labyrinthine

17

inveigh

v. to attack verbally, to deprecate

18

peccadillo

n. a slight infraction of rules, a minor sin

19

panegyric

n. a formal and elaborate public compliment; praise, laudation

20

quaff

v. to drink deeply; to intoxicate oneself with great enjoyment

21

inchoate

adj. not fully formed

22

essay

n. an attempt or trial

v. to test, try, experiment, investigate

23

incisive

adj. quick to understand or perceptive

adj. clearly expressed; decisive

24

incorrigible

adj. unable to be corrected or reformed

25

inculcate

v. to teach by frequent repetition