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Flashcards in 1201-1250 Deck (50):
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muse

ponder

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malodorous

having a bad smell

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reflect on/upon

to think carefully about something

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provincial

limited in outlook; unsophisticated; not knowing or caring about people and events in other places; having narrow or limited concerns or interests

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felicitous

apt; suitably expressed; well chosen

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impel

drive or force forward

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apt

likely to do something; having a tendency to do something; appropriate or suitable

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discrepancy

a conflict or variation, as between facts, figures, or claims

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second (v)

to promote or encourage; reinforce

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descry

catch sight of

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newfangled

recently invented or developed and hard to understand

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disquisition

a long speech or written report on a subject

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incense (v)

to make very angry

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substantial

large in amount, size, or number

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grandiose

disapproving; seeming to be impressive or intended to be impressive but not really possible or practical

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assuage

to make less painful, severe, etc.

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soporific

causing a person to become tired and ready to fall asleep

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juxtapose

to place side by side; to place together in order to create an interesting effect or to show how they are the same or different

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brusque

blunt; abrupt

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irresolute

not certain about what to do; not resolute

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faction

party; clique; dissension

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prominent

important and well-known

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expatriate

a person who lives in a foreign country

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propitiate

appease; to make pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired

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intermittent

periodic; on and off; not constant or steady

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sacrilege

an act of treating a holy place or object in a way that does not show proper respect

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discordant

not in agreement with something

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conflate

to bring together; meld or fuse

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obstinate

stubborn; hard to control or treat

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languor

lassitude; a state of feeling tired and relaxed

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obsequious

slavishly attractive; servile; sycophantic; characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference

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rectitude

uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment

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stigmatize

to describe or regard in a way that shows strong disapproval

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grasp

to understand

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fiscal

relating to public money or other financial matters; monetary

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progenitor

someone who first thinks of or does something; a person who begins something

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deprive

to take someone away from someone or something; to not allow to have or keep

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trite

hackneyed; commonplace; not interesting or effective because of being used too often; not fresh or original

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extemporaneous

made up or done without special preparation

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repartee

a quick, witty reply; witty and spirited conversation

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snicker

to make a short, quiet laugh in a way that shows disrespect

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crow

to talk in a way that shows too much pride about something you have done; to brag loudly or joyfully

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rim

the outer edge of a usually round object

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amass

collect

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radical

very new and different from what is traditional or ordinary

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obtuse

blunt; stupid or unintelligent; not able to think clearly or to understand what is obvious or simple

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penetrate

to go through or into something

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convivial

festive; gay; characterized by joviality

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pontificate

to act or speak arrogantly; to be conceited, overconfident, egotistical

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insolence

imprudent disrespect; haughtiness; rude or impolite; having or showing a lack of respect for other people