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Flashcards in 0551-0575 Deck (25):
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stolid

adj. stoic, emotionless

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phthisis

n. a disease characterized by body-part atrophy (especially the lungs)

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vinter

n. one who makes or sells wine

4

salient

adj. prominent or conspicuous

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haughty

adj. arrogant, snobbish

6

blanch

v. to whiten or turn pale

7

inimitable

adj. incapable of being imitated or duplicated

8

accretion

n. growth; increase by successive or gradual addition

9

trenchant

adj. forceful and effective

adj. extremely perceptive

10

turgid

adj. swollen or distended

adj. excessively ornate; grandiloquent

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belabor

v. to speak or worry about something at length

v. to attack

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belie

v. to give a false impression

v. to reveal as untrue

13

benign

adj. pleasant

adj. not harmful, especially to health

14

bent

n. a natural talent

n. an inclination or interest

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berate

v. to scold or criticize angrily

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blithe

adj. carefree and happy

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capacious

adj. having a lot of room

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capitulate

v. to surrender; to give in

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caprice

n. a sudden desire

20

carp

v. to raise trivial objections

n. a type of fish

21

cascade

n. a waterfall

n. something that falls or progresses like a waterfall

22

castigate

v. to give harsh criticism

v. to punish harshly

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caustic

adj. capable of corroding

adj. harsh or sarcastic in tone

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censure

n. strong disapproval, esp. official disapproval

v. to condemn

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tendentious

adj. exhibiting a trend; having an ulterior motive or bias