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Flashcards in 1-50 Deck (50):
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Bide

To remain in a condition or state; wait

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Consent

To approve; agree; yield

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Volition

A conscious choice or decision

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Nascent

Coming into being; being born

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Amplify

To make larger

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Lurid

Causing shock or horror; tastelessly vivid; growing like fire through a haze

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Own

To admit, esp. Taking personal responsibility for one's own actions or thoughts

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Collude

To plot secretly for a deceitful or illegal purpose

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Tally

To count; add

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Disarray

Confusion, disorder

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Tepid

Moderately warm; lacking force or enthusiasm

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Conjecture

An inference or conclusion based on incomplete evidence

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Pious

Exhibiting reverence and religious observation

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Abet

To encourage, assist, or support, usually in wrongdoing

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Interloper

One who interferes with the affairs of others; a meddler

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Subsequent

Happening afterward; following in order

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Surmise

To infer something by intuition or with slender evidence

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Jot

To write briefly and hastily

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Discern

To perceive and understand so as to make distinctions

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Blight

A plant disease; something that impairs growth, process, or prosperity

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Voluble

Talkative

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Divine

Related to a god; supremely good or beautiful

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Premonition

A sense of a future event; a warning in advance

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Proverbial

Well-known because widely repeated

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Grave

Serious; dignified; formal

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Indefatigable

Tireless, unceasing

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Deploy

To station or assemble troops or forces in position

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Codify

To organize something such as laws or rules into a system

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Relent

To become less severe; to give in

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Loathe

To dislike something greatly

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Cumbersome

Clumsy or difficult to manage

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Affected

Behaving in an artificial way to impress people

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Skittish

Nervous; easily frightened

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Colloquial

Appropriate to spoken, as opposed to written, language; informal

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Scenario

An outline for a planned series of events, either real or imagined; a summary of a work of fiction

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Drastic

Extreme; severe

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Inept

Without skill; absurd or foolish

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Multifarious

Having many different parts or forms; numerous and varied

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Efficacy

The power to produce the desired effect

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Dissonant

Harsh and disagreeable in sound

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Brusque

Abrupt and curt of manner

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Ambiance

Environment

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Voluminous

Having great size or fullness

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Vanquish

To defeat, esp. Totally

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Pilfer

To steal a small amount

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Disdain

A feeling of contempt

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Reconcile

To make friendly again; to settle a dispute; to make seemingly incompatible things fit together or coexist

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Banish

To drive away; to force to leave a place by official decree

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Vacillate

To swing back and forth

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Morose

Sour tempered and inclined to be silent