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Flashcards in 1401-1450 Deck (50):
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entrance (v)

to fill with delight and wonder

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stalwart

very loyal and dedicated

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accolade

an award or an expression of praise

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impropriety

improperness; unsuitableness; rude or immoral behavior; improper behavior

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lift

to steal

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cohere

stick together

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commemorate

to do something special in order to remember and honor

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core

most important or most basic

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impasse

predicament from which there is not escape; deadlock; a situation in which no progress seems possible

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epigram

a short and clever poem or saying

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inculate

teach; instill

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contentious

likely to cause people to argue or disagree

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placid

not easily upset or excited

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firm

a business organization; not likely to change

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contingent

dependent on; conditional

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bipartisan

relating to or involving members of two political parties

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adulteration

to make impure or weaker by adding something of poor quality

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laconic

brief and to the point; using few words in speech or writing

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procure

to get by some action or effort; obtain

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amicable

showing a polite and friendly desire to avoid disagreement and argument

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accessible

easy to appreciate or understand

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rapport

emotional closeness; harmony

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excerpt

small part of a longer written work

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forage

to search or hunt for food and provision

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subdued

less intense; quieter

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anecdote

a short story about an interesting or funny event or occurrence

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diplomatic

not causing bad feelings; having or showing an ability to deal with people politely

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rigorous

very strict and demanding

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overwrought

very excited or upset

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autocratic

having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial

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horde

crowd

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manipulate

to use or change in a skillful way or for a particular purpose; manipulation

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self-indulgent

allowing yourself to have or do whatever you want in a way that is excessive or wasteful

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imperative

very important

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thrall

in a state of being controlled or strongly influenced by someone or something

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circumvent

to avoid being stopped by; to go around or bypass

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rankle

irritate; fester

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indiscriminate

affecting or harming many people or things in a careless or unfair way

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content

pleased and satisfied; not needing more

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critique

a careful judgment in which you give your opinion about the good and bad parts of something

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scandalous

shocking or offensive

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condole

express sympathetic sorrow

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caption

a sentence or group of words that is written on or next to a picture to explain what is being shown

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stir

to cause to be active

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disservice

something that harms or damages someone or something

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recessive

causing or relating to a characteristic or condition that a child will have only if both of the child's parents have it

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aria

operatic solo

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sluggard

lazy person

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confraternity

a fraternal union; brotherhood

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hoist

to raise especially by using ropes or machinery