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Flashcards in 0726-0750 Deck (25):
1

quibble

v. to evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial objections

n. a trivial objection

2

quiescent

adj. being quiet or still

3

rancor

n. a feeling of deep and bitter anger

4

recalcitrant

adj. stubborn and defiant of authority

5

recess

v. to suspend proceedings

n. a break from class or business

n. an indented or hollowed-out space

6

redoubtable

adj. fearsome or awe-inspiring

7

sagacious

adj. very insightful or shrewd

8

salubrious

adj. healthy or health-promoting

9

salutary

adj. beneficial, esp. relating to health

10

satiate

v. to fill a satisfaction

11

scruple

n. an ethical or moral concern

v. to hesitate on moral grounds

12

sedentary

adj. sitting or seated

adj. tending to stay in the same place

 

13

sediment

n. matter deposited by some natural process

n. settled matter at the bottom of a liquid

14

sordid

adj. dirty and rundown

adj. immoral or unethical

15

specious

adj. plausible but false

adj. deceptively pleasing

16

sporadic

adj. occurring occasionally and without pattern

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spurious

adj. intending to deceive

adj. not valid or genuine

18

squalor

n. filth; poverty

19

stark

adj. complete or extreme

adj. very simple

adj. bare or blunt

20

stoic

adj. indifferent to pleasure or pain

n. one who is indifferent to pleasure or pain

21

stratum

n. horizontal layer of material

n. a level of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status

22

stria

n. a linear mark, ridge, or groove, esp. one of a number of similar parallel features

23

strident

adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh

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stringent

adj. strictly controlled or enforced

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stymie

n. a situation that defies progress or revolution

v. to prevent or hinder the progress of something