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Flashcards in 0776-0800 Deck (25):
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obloquy

n. abusive language; damage to one's reputation

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abate

v. to decrease in intensity

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abdicate

v. to willingly let go of; to relinquish

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aberrant

adj. abnormal, deviating from the norm

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abrade

v. to erode or rub away

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abridge

v. to condense; to shorten

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abscond

v. to run away secretly and hide

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abstruse

adj. difficult to comprehend

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accolade

n. recognition for an accomplishment

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acerbic

adj. sour or bitter tasting, or of a bitter temperament

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acumen

n. insightfulness

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adhesion

n. the state of being physically attached

n. the state of belonging to an organization

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admonish

v. to warn, to gently reprimand

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adroit

adj. skillful, competent

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adulate

v. to give excessive praise

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affable

adj. gentle, friendly, or of a kind nature

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affluent

adj. wealthy

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aggrandize

v. to exagerate; to increase the scope of or to make greater

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affront

n. an offensive act or statement

v. to insult openly

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agrarian

adj. pertaining to farming or land matters

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alacrity

n. enthusiasm; speed

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vug

n. a small cavity in a rock

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petrous

adj. rock-hard; stony

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tautology

n. a statement that is trivially true; unnecessary repitition

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gambol

v. to skip playfully, to folic