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Flashcards in 0701-0725 Deck (25):
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nonchalant

adj. casually unconcerned

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oscillate

v. to move or swing from side to side

v. to waver between conflicting positions

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ostentatious

adj. intended to impress

adj. characterized by pretension

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overwrought

adj. deeply agitated or anxious

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pacific

adj. of a peacful nature

adj. promoting peace and conflict resolution

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palatable

adj. acceptable to one's taste or mind

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perennial

adj. endless

adj. recurring over and over

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perfidy

n. a betrayal of trust

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perfunctory

adj. done as a formality, without attention to detail

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pernicious

adj. harmful; hurtful

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perspicacity

n. sharp powers of observation

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perturb

v. to disturb or cause disorder, esp. in one's mental state

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placate

v. to ease another's anger

14

placid

adj. free from disturbance

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pivotal

adj. of crucial importance

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pragmatic

adj. guided by practical experience and observation

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predilection

n. preference; a strong liking for

18

preside

v. to be in a position of authority over a group

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prevaricate

v. to be deliberately ambiguous in order to hide the truth; to lie

20

probity

n. honesty and decency

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proclivity

n. a natural inclination

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prodigal

adj. lavishly wasteful

adj. being generous or giving abundantly

adj. one who spends recklessly

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pugnacious

adj. combative in nature

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quandry

n. a state of uncertainty, a dilemma

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quash

v. to forcibly suppress

v. to extinguish