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Flashcards in 0626-0650 Deck (25):
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epitome

n. a particularly worthy example of a class or type

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equanimity

n. steadiness of mind

3

equivocal

adj. uncertain or open to interpretation

4

erudite

adj. having profound knowledge or wisdom

5

espouse

v. to give or take matrimony

v. to take up or adopt (e.g., a cause)

6

eradicate

v. to eliminate completely

7

estrange

v. to arouse hostility in

v. to remove from a group or relationship

8

evanescent

adj. tending to vanish

9

extrinsic

adj. originating from the outside

10

exult

v. to express joy or elation

11

facetious

adj. humorous with a sarcastic tone

12

facile

adj. done with ease

adj. shallow, uncomplicated

13

rectitude

n. moral righteousness

n. the quality of being right

14

crucible

n. a metal container made of heat resistant material

n. a severe test

n. a place or time characterized by powerful forces

15

ingenue

n. a naive, innocent young woman

16

cadge

v. to beg or ask for; to impose on another's generosity

17

flout

v. to demonstrate contempt for; to mock with disdain

18

ennui

n. dissatisfaction and restlessness due to boredom or apathy

19

urbanity

n. refinement and elegance of manner; polished courtesy

20

vicissitude

n. a sudden, unexpected change, as in one's life

21

hubris

n. arrogant presumption, excessive pride

22

fallow

adj. undeveloped (often despite the potential to be used)

23

fathom

v. to calculate the depth of

v. to comprehend

24

fatuous

adj. insanely foolish

25

ferment

v. to process sugar into alcohol organically

v. to work up

n. a state of excitement or turbulence