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Flashcards in 0526-0550 Deck (25):
1

reprise

n. a repetition of an action

v. to repeat or resume

2

harrow

v. to distress, torment

3

sardonic

adj. cynical, mocking

4

subterfuge

n. a deliberate deception to avoid a consequence

5

axiom

n. a generally accepted truth

6

controvert

v. to deny the truth of

7

progeny

n. one born or derived from another; an offspring or descendent

n. a product of creative effort

8

potentate

n. one with absolute power to rule; a monarch

9

cardinal

adj. of paramount importance

adj. dark red

10

hidebound

adj. rigid, dry, unmoving

11

chary

adj. very cautious; not giving or spending freely

adj. shy

12

arabesque

n. a complex, ornate design

13

rapturous

adj. expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm

14

amalgamate

v. to combine several elements into a whole; to blend

15

prattle

v. to babble or speak foolishly

16

simian

adj. relating to apes

17

precipice

n. a steep rock or cliff face

18

augury

n. divination

n. an omen, portent

19

picayune

adj. of little value, paltry, petty

n. something of little value

20

anthropomorphic

adj. having human characteristics

21

ramify

v. to be divided, to branch out

22

upbraid

v. to scold sharply, reprimand, or blame

23

banality

n. triviality

n. something overused and trite

24

base

adj. immoral

adj. made of low quality materials

25

sodden

adj. thoroughly soaked, saturated