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Flashcards in #10 Definitions Deck (20):
1

to accept without protest; to agree or submit

acquiesce

2

to entice, tempt; to be attractive to
a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

allure

3

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

askew

4

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

blithe

5

quarrelsome, inclined to argue

contentious

6

to desire something belonging to another

covet

7

discouraged, dejected, downcast

crestfallen

8

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

disheveled

9

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets;
the power to which a number, symbol or expression is to be raised

exponent

10

given to much talking, tediously chatty

garrulous

11

incapable of being overcome

insuperable

12

to be regretted or pitied

lamentable

13

an unsuitable or misleading name

misnomer

14

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

profess

15

a period of relief or rest

respite

16

a repayment; a deserved punishment

retribution

17

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

sinuous

18

full, deep. or rich in sound; impressive in style

sonorous

19

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

vanguard

20

a wasteful person, spendthrift, a good-for-nothing

wastrel