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Flashcards in 1051-1100 Deck (50):
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headstrong

stubborn willful; unyielding

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downplay

to make seem smaller or less important

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insinuate

hint; imply; to say in an indirect way

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brink

edge

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disdain

a feeling of strong dislike or disapproval of someone or something you think does not deserve respect

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exhort

urge; to try to influence by words or advice

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supersede

cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete

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rest on

to depend or rely on; to be based on

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compile

to put together in a publication or collection; accumulate

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egotistical

the feeling or belief that you are better, more important, more talented, etc., than other people; conceit

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tact

the ability to do or say things without offending or upsetting other people

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pallid

pale; dull and uninteresting

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culpable

deserving blame; guilty of doing something wrong

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bodacious

very good or impressive

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underlying

used to identify the idea, cause, problem, etc., that forms the basis of something

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underscore

emphasize

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clout

great influence

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multifarious

varied; greatly diversified

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impartial

fair; unbiased

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dreary

causing unhappiness or sad feelings; not warm, cheerful, etc.

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premised on/upon

based on

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confound

confuse; puzzle

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jollity

gaiety; cheerfulness

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seamless

without noticeable change from one part to the next; smooth; without a seam

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taint

contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad

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fervent

ardent; felt very strongly

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motif

a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work

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appropriate

to take or use especially in a way that is illegal, unfair, etc.

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bravado

swagger; assumed air of defiance

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calibrate

to adjust or mark so that it can be used in an accurate and exact way

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dilatory

causing a delay

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insolvent

bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts

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ironic

using words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny

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deliberate

to think about or discuss something very carefully in order to make a decision

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qualify

to make more specific or limited in meaning or effect

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desecrate

to violate the sacredness of; treat with disrespect

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minimalist

of, relating to, or following a style in art, literature, or music that is very simple and uses a small number of colors, parts, materials, etc.

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concise

using few words; not including extra or unnecessary information

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vindictive

out for revenge; malicious

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pith

the most important part of something

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cipher

secret code

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unflappable

not easily upset; unusually calm in different situations

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ambiance

mood, feeling; general atmosphere

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crux

the most important part of something

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opportune

suitable or right for a particular situation

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vitality

a lively or energetic quality

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utilitarian

made to be useful rather than to be decorative or comfortable

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venturesome

willing to take risks; daring

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berate

scold strongly

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atheistic

denying the existence of God