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Flashcards in 1601-1650 Deck (50):
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indulge

to allow to have or do something as a special pleasure

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riddle (v)

to fill with something bad

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kernel

central or vital part; whole seed

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avert

to bend or turn aside; turn from a true course; prevent from happening

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gouge

tear out

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buoy

to cause to feel happy or confident

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enunciate

to pronounce words or parts of words clearly; to make a clear statement of

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sully

tarnish; soil

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modicum

a small amount

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dissolute

loose in morals

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afford

to be able to do without having problems or being seriously harmed

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amount

to turn out to be

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menial

suitable for servants; lowly

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invasive

tending to spread aggressively

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residual

remaining behind as a residue; left over

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solitary

without anyone or anything else

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loathe

detest; to hate very much

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concrete

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

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boisterous

violent; rough; noisy

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illuminate

to make clear and easier to understand

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drivel

nonsense; foolishness

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catastrophic

a terrible disaster

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vacuous

having or showing a lack of intelligence or serious thought; lacking meaning, importance, or substance

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contumely

contemptuous rudeness; arrogance; an insulting act or comment

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etymology

study of word parts

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vocation

a regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified

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canon

a principle, decree, law or body of laws, especially in religion

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tyrannical

using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair

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forthcoming

appearing, happening, or arriving soon

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swindle

to take money or or property from by using lies and tricks

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villainous

very bad or evil; wicked

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dissemble

disguise; pretend

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demoralize

to cause to lose hope, courage, or confidence; to weaken the morale of

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timorous

easily frightened; fearful

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despondency

very sad and without hope

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mindful

aware of something that may be important

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paltry

insignificant; petty; trifling

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palatable

having a pleasant or agreeable taste

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retraction

a statement saying that something you said or wrote at an earlier time is not true or correct

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mushroom (v)

expand or grow rapidly

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extrovert

a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people; an outgoing person

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acculturate

the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group

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gaily

in a happy and lively way

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fanciful

showing imagination; unusual and appealing

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ephemeron

anything short-lived or ephemeral

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undoing

something that causes someone's failure, ruin, etc.

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welfare

the state of being happy, healthy, or successful; well-being

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defeatist

a way of thinking in which a person expects to lose or fail

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unbounded

not limited in any way

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foregone

something in the future that is certain to happen or be true