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Flashcards in 1751-1800 Deck (50):
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distrust

to have no trust or confidence in

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literal

giving the meaning of each individual word; exact

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mellifluous

sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious

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irreproachable

not deserving criticism or blame; having no fault

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plethora

excess; overabundance

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subject to

to cause or force to experience

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guru

a teacher or guide that you trust

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predicament

a difficult or unpleasant situation

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vault

to accomplish something as if by leaping suddenly or vigorously

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iniquitous

wicked; immoral; unrighteous

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dulcet

sweet sounding

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pioneer

a person who helps create or develop new ideas, methods, etc.

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salutary

wholesome, healthful, remedial

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glib

said or done too easily or carelessly; showing little preparation or thought

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aggrieve

to distress or bring grief to; cause to suffer; to treat unfairly

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clinch

to make final; to settle; to embrace

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impair

to make weaker or worse

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lighthearted

having or showing a cheerful and happy nature

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spry

vigorously active; nimble; full of life and energy

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embark

to begin a journey especially on a ship or airplane

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magnitude

the size, extent, or importance of something

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extended metaphor

a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem

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yen

longing; urge

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abyss

a hole so deep or a space so great that it cannot be measured

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shun

to avoid

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bewilder

to confuse very much

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scorn

to show that you think is not worthy of respect or approval; to feel or express scorn of

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dead

complete, total, or absolute

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quizzical

showing that you do not understand something or that you find something strange or amusing

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frenetic

frenzied; frantic

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perverse

willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary

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substantiate

to prove the truth of

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defer

put off, delay

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sinister

evil; conveying a sense of ill omen

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inscribe

to write or cut on something

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concede

to say that you accept or do not deny the truth or existence of; to admit usually in an unwilling way

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recapitulate

summarize

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dismember

cut into small parts

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disparate

different from each other

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acrophobia

fear of heights

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tactile

relating to the sense of touch

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empathy

the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions

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urban

of or relating to cities and the people who live in them; urban legend

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diminish

to become or to cause to become less in size, importance, etc.

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flaunt

display ostentatiously; to show in a very open way so that other people will notice

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annul

make void

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satiate

satisfy fully

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comparatively

when measured or judged against something else; in comparison with something else

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relish

savor; enjoy

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filial

pertaining to a son or daughter