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Flashcards in 100 Words, set 4 Deck (49)
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serendipity

happy accident

2

paradox

contradictory

3

juxtapose

place side by side for contrast

4

paucity

scarcity/lacking

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dearth

scarcity/lacking

6

pithy

concise

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placate

pacify/concilliate

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placatory

pacify

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portend

forshadow

10

presage

forshadow

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prognosticate

forshadow

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portent

omen

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portentous

ominous/omen

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potentate

powerful ruler

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ostentatcious

showy

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affected

showy

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ancestor

progenitor

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avant-garde

forerunner

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forebear

to refrain

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eschew

avoid/refrain

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propinquity

nearess/kinship

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proximity

nearness

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qualms

misgivings

24

querelous

whining/complaining/fretful

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rancor

biterness/hatred

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raucous

harsh/shrill

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recalcitrant

stubborn

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obstinate

intransigent/stubborn

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reprove

rebuke/criticize sharply

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reprimand

criticize