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Flashcards in 101-200 Deck (100):
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Acrid

Sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

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Boorish

Ill-mannered

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Cynical

Believing that people act only out of selfish motives

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Epistle

A letter (form of communication)

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Heresy

Against orthodox opinion

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Lance

Spear; spike; javelin

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Obscure

Difficult to understand; partially hidden

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Poignant

Deeply moving; strong affecting the emotions

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Respite

A break; intermission

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Terse

Concise; to the point

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Acrophobia

Fear of heights

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Bourgeois

Middle class

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Debility

Weakness; incapacity

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Epistolary

Concerned with letters; through correspondence

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Hiatus

Interruption; pause

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Languid

Tired; slow

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Obscured

Hidden; covered; buried

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Poised

Calm; collected; self-possessed

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Resplendent

Shining; glowing

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Therapeutic

Medicinal; curative

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Acuity

Sharpness (mental or visual)

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Braggart

Someone who boasts

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Debunking

Exposing false claims or myths

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Epitomized

Typified; characterized; personified

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Hidebound

Rigid in opinions

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Languish

Decay; fade away; get weaker

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Obsequious

Servile; submissive

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Polemical

Causing debate or argument

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Restorative

A tonic

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Thwart

Prevent; frustrate

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Adamant

Forceful; inflexible

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Brawny

Muscular

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Decathlon

An athletic competition with ten events

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Equivocate

Speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth

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Hieroglyphics

1. Picture writing
2. Writing which is difficult to read or enigmatic

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Larceny

Theft; robbery; stealing

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Obsession

A dominating concern

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Ponderous

weighty; slow and heavy

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Retention

Preservation; withholding

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Timorous

Cowardly; fearful

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Adroit

Skillful

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Brevity

Being brief

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Decorum

Dignified, corrective behavior (decorous)

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Err

Make a mistake

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Hinder

Obstruct

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Largess

Generosity

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Obsolete

No longer valid

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Pontificate

Speak pompously or dogmatically

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Reticent

Restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative

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Tirade

Stream of verbal abuse

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Adulation

Strong admiration; worship

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Bristle

To show irritation

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Decoy

Lure; trap; trick

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Erratic

Wandering; irregular

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Histronic

Theatrical; exaggerated

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Laud

Praise

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Obstreperous

Noisy and boisterous

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Portend

Foretell

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Retraction

Withdrawal; cancellation of a statement

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Titter

Giggle quietly

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Adversity

Hardship

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Broach

Start to discuss; approach

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Deference

Respect

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Esoteric

Obscure and difficult to understand

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Hoary

Old

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Lavish

On a grand scale; wasteful

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Obtuse

Mentally dull

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Portent

A warning sign; omen

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Revere

Worship

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Tome

Large book

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Advocate

Support

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Brusque

Blunt; abrupt

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Defoliate

Cause leaves to fall off

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Espouse

Promote; take up; support

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Hone

Sharpen; increase; whet

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Lax

Careless; not strict

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Obviate

Avoid; make unnecessary

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Poseur

Someone who puts on an act

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Riddled

Full of (usually full of holes)

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Torpid

Inactive; lazy stagnant

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Aesthetic

Concerning art or beauty

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Bulwark

Fortification; barricade; wall

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Defunct

No longer in existence

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Etymology

The study of work origins

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Hyperbole

Grossly exaggerated speech

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Legend

1. Key to map
2. Myth or story

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Odious

Hateful

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Posterity

Future generations

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Rife

Common

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Torpor

Dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity

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Affable

Friendly; social; easygoing

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Bureaucracy

Officialdom; body of officials

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Degradation

Deprivation; poverty; debasement

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Eulogy

Praise

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Hypochondriac

A person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses

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Legion

In large numbers

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Officious

Domineering; intrusive; meddlesome

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Posthumous

After death

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Rigor

Thoroughness

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Totter

Walk unsteadily