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Flashcards in 1301-1350 Deck (50):
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cosmetic

not important or meaningful

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granted

to admit although it does not agree with or support your opinion

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stoic

impassive; unmoved by joy or grief

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unleash

to allow or cause to happen suddenly

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avenue

a way of achieving something or of reaching a goal

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meticulous

excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous

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immaculate

spotless; flawless; absolutely clean

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vituperative

harsh and angry criticism

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beget

father; produce; give rise to

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repress

restrain; crush; oppress

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creditable

good enough to be praised

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volition

act of making a conscious choice

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undergo

to experience or endure

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figment

invention; imaginary thing

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abet

aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

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assent

to agree to or approve of something especially after carefully thinking about it

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civic

of or relating to a city or town or the people who live there

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chaff

worthless products of an endeavor

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affected

artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress

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don

to put on

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organic

having different parts

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vulgar

a characteristic by a lack of taste, refinement; crude

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emulate

to try to be like

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intangible

not made of physical substance; not able to be touched; not tangible

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submissive

yielding; timid

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permeate

to pass or spread through

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rampant

growing in profusion; unrestrained

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deter

to cause to decide not to do something

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wistful

vaguely longing; sadly thoughtful

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paramount

very important; of highest rank or importance

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refute

to prove that is not true

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drudgery

boring, difficult, or unpleasant work

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deterministic

the belief that all events are caused by things that happened before them and that people have no real ability to make choices or control what happens

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trifle

something that does not have much value or importance

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abstract

relating to or involving general ideas or qualities rather than specific people, objects, or actions

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retiring

quiet and shy

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uninformed

not having knowledge or information about something

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inauspicious

bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune

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tortuous

winding; full of curves

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rigor

the difficult and unpleasant conditions or experiences that are associated with something

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sally

a sudden onslaught; an excursion or expedition; a clever rejoinder

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laureate

someone who has won an important prize or honor for achievement in an art or science

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fray (n)

a fight, struggle, or disagreement that involves many people

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bustle

to move or go in a busy or hurried way

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consensus

general agreement

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decry

to say publicly and forcefully that you regard as bad, wrong, etc.

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binding

forcing or requiring someone to do something because of a promise, agreement, etc.

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voracious

having an insatiable appetite; ravenous

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grimace

a facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc.

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fizzle

to gradually fall or end