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

happy accident

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paradox

contradictory

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juxtapose

place side by side for contrast

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paucity

scarcity/lacking

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dearth

scarcity/lacking

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pithy

concise

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placate

pacify/concilliate

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placatory

pacify

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portend

forshadow

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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

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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

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upbraid

criticize

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chide

criticize

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revile

criticize

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reprehend

criticize

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accost

approach agressively

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rescind

cancell

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rigor

severity

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stringent

severe

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sagacious

wise

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savant

wise/learned

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polymath

smart/learned

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sardonic

disdainful/mocking

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simulate

feign

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mimetic/mimic

feign

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sluggard

lazy

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sporadic

occuring irregularly

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soporific

inducing sleep

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superficial

shallow/trivial

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picayune

petty/worthless