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Flashcards in 11-15 Deck (116):
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jurisprudence

science of law

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kernel

whole seed as of corn

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laggard

slow,sluggish

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levy

impose(a fine)

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lexicon

dictionary

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liaison

secret love affair

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libel

defamatory statement

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lilliputian

extremely small

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limber

flexible

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linchpin

something that holds various parts together

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linger

loiter

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liquidate

clear up

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livid

enraged

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lucrative

profitable

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ludicrous

laughable

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lummox

big, clumsy

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maim

injure

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malaise

uneasiness

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malfeasance

wrongdoing

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mandate

order, change

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manifesto

declaration

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masochist

person who enjoys his own pain

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matriculate

enroll

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maverick

rebel

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maxim

proverb

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mediocre

ordinary

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mendacious

lying

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menial

lowly, mean

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mesmerize

hypnotize

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milieu

environment

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mischance

ill luck

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modicum

limited quantity

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monarchy

government under a single ruler

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monumental

massive

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moratorium

legal delay of payment

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muddle

confuse

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mural

wall painting

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muse

ponder

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muster

gather,assemble

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narcissist

conceited person

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nauseate

cause to become sick

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nemesis

someone seeking revenge

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nepotism

favoritism

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noncommittal

neutral

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nonplus

perplex

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obituary

death notice

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obnoxious

offensive

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offhand

casual

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olfactory

concerning the sense of smell

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oligarchy

government by a privileged

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onus

burden

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opalescent

lustrous

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orator

public speaker

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oust

expel, drive out

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outlandish

bizarre

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overt

open to view

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paean

song of praise or joy

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palatable

agreeable

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pandemonium

wild tumult

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parable

short, simple story teaching a moral

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partition

divide into parts

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pathological

pertaining to disease

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patrician

noble

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pedestrian

ordinary

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perpetrate

commit an offense

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phoenix

symbol of rebirth

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pique

provoke or arouse

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pithy

concise

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placebo

harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill

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plaudit

round of applause

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plutocracy

society ruled by the wealthy

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portend

foretell

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preamble

introductory statement

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prelate

church dignitary

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prerogative

privilege

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proletarian

member of the working class

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propagate

multiply

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prototype

original work used as a model by others

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provident

thrifty

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purge

remove

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pusillanimous

cowardly

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putrid

foul

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quaff

drink with relish

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quench

douse or extinguish

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quiver

tremble, shake

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rampant

unrestrained

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recidivism

habitual return to crime

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reciprocate

repay in kind

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reconnaissance

survey of enemy by soldiers

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recrimination

countercharges

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rectitude

uprightness

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recuperate

recover

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redolent

fragrant

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regale

entertain

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regime

method or system of government

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render

deliver, provide, represent

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repercussion

reaction

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reprieve

temporary stay

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resilient

elastic

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retentive

holding

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retrench

cut down

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reverie

daydream

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sacrosanct

most sacred

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sadistic

inclined to cruelty

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sanctimonious

displaying ostentatious devoutness

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saturnine

gloomy

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scapegoat

someone who bears the blame for others

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schism

division

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scintillate

sparkle

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scurry

move briskly

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sedate

composed, grave

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sedulous

diligent

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shoddy

sham, inferior

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sibling

brother or sister

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skimp

provide scantily

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slake

quench