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Flashcards in 1-100 Deck (100):
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Abhor

Hate

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Bigot

Narrow-minded, prejudiced person

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Counterfeit

fake; false

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Enfranchise

Give voting rights

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Hamper

Hinder; obstruct

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Kindle

To start a fire

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Noxious

Harmful; poisonous; lethal

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Placid

Calm; peaceful

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Renumeration

Payment for work done

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Talisman

Lucky charm

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Abrasive

Rough; coarse; harsh

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Bilk

Cheat; defraud

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Covert

Hidden; undercover

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Engender

Cause

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Hangar

Storage area (like garage) for a plane

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Knotty

Complex; difficult to solve

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Nuance

Something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

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Plagiarism

Taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas

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Renown

Fame

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Tangent

Going off the main subject

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Abasement

Humiliation; degradation

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Billowing

Swelling; fluttering; waving

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Cower

Recoil in fear or servility; shrink away from

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Enhance

Improve; make better or clearer

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Harangue

Noisy, attacking speech

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Labyrinth

A maze

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Nullify

To counter; make unimportant

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Plaintiff

Petitioner (in court of law)

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Replete

Full

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Tangible

Can be touched

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Abrogate

Cancel; deny; repeal

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Blasphemy

Speech which offends religious sentiments

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Credible

Believable

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Enigma

Puzzle; mystery

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Harbingers

Indicators; bringers of warnings

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Labyrinthine

Complicated; highly convoluted

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Nuzzle

Cuddle; snuggle

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Plaudit

Statement giving strong praise

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Reprehensible

Shameful; very bad

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Tardy

Slow; late; overdue; delayed

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Absolution

Forgiveness; pardon; release

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Blatant

Obvious

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Creditable

Praiseworthy

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Ensconce

Establish firmly in a position

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Hasten

Hurry; accelerate; rush

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Laceration

A cut

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Obdurate

Stubborn

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Plausible

Can be believed; reasonable

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Reprieve

A respite; postponement of a sentence

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Tawdry

Of little value; gaudy

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Abstain

Desist; go without; withdraw

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Blighted

Damaged; destroyed; ruined

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Credulous

Gullible; ready to believe anything

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Enshroud

Cover

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Haughtiness

Arrogance; pride

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Lachrymose

Tearful; sad

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Obfuscate

Deliberately make something difficult to understand

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Plethora

An excess

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Repudiate

Shun; eschew

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Tedium

Boredom

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Abstemious

Self denying; refraining from indulging

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Blithe

Free-spirited; carefree

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Crepuscular

Active at dawn and dusk

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Enunciation

Clear pronunciation; accent; articulation

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Headstrong

Stubborn; willful

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Lackluster

Dull; monotonous; bland

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Objective

Unbiased; not subjective

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Pliable

Flexible; not stubborn

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Rescind

Retract; repeal

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Temper

To moderate; soften

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand; obscure

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Blunderbuss

1. Ancient weapon (type of gun)
2. A clumsy person

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Cringe

Recoil; flinch; shy away

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Envenom

To cause bitterness and bad feeling

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Hedonism

Self indulgence; pleasure-seeking

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Laconic

Using few words; brief; to the point

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Oblique

Indirect; slanting

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Plumage

Feather of a bird

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Resignation

Acceptance of fate

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Tenacious

Stubborn; resolute; holding firm to a purpose

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Accolade

Tribute; honor; praise

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Bolster

Support; prop up

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Cryptic

Puzzling; enigmatic

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Ephemeral

Short-lived

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Hedonist

A pleasure seeker

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Lamentation

Expression of regret or sorrow

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Obliterate

Destroy; demolish; eradicate

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Plummet

Fall suddenly and steeply

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Resolution

Determination

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Tentative

Not certain

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Acquiesce

To agree to; give in to

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Bombast

Arrogant, pompous language

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Curtail

Cut short

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Epicure

Someone who appreciates good food and drink

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Heed

Listen to

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Lampoon

Ridicule; spoof

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Oblivious

Totally unaware

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Podium

Raised platform

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Resonant

Echoing

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Tenuous

Flimsy; not solid