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Flashcards in 201-300 Deck (100):
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Alacrity

Eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness

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Burgeon

Grow; flourish; put forth new shoots

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Deleterious

Harmful

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Euphemism

A polite phrase to cover something unpleasant

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Hypocritical

Insincere; behavior that does not agree with what a person claims to believe

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Lethargic

Tired; without energy

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Ogle

Stare at; observe in an obvious manner

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Postulate

Hypothesize; propose

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Robust

Strong; healthy; tough

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Tractable

Obedient; dutiful; polite

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Alchemy

Medieval chemistry; attempt to change base metal into gold

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Burnish

Polish

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Deliberate

To think over deeply

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Euphory

Pleasant sounds

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Iconoclast

Person who opposes orthodoxy

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Levity

Flippancy; joking about serious matters

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Olfactory

Concerned with the sense of smell

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Potable

Safe to drink

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Rotund

Round

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Tranquil

Peaceful

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Alibi

An excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

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Buttress

Strengthen; support

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Delineation

Demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining

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Evacuate

Vacate; empty; abandon

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Idiosyncrasy

A personal peculiarity; something unique to an individual

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Libertarian

Someone who opposes tyranny

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Ominous

Threatening

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Potent

Powerful; compelling; strong

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Ruminate

Think over something; ponder

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Transcribe

Copy

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Allay

To lessen

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Byline

The line that tells you who wrote an article

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Demur

Hesitate; refuse

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Exacerbate

Make worse

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Ignominious

Shameful

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Liniment

Soothing lotion

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Omnipotent

All-powerful

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Pragmatic

Practical

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Ruse

Trick; stratagem

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Trangress

Go astray; disobey; commit a sin

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Alleviate

Make less severe

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Cacophony

Discordant loud noises

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Denounce

Condemn; speak out against

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Exasperated

Frustrated; annoyed

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Ignominy

Shame (ignominious: shameful)

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Lithe

Flexible; supple

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Omniscient

All-knowing

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Pragmatist

Practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness

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Saccharin

Falsely sweet

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Transient

Short-lived; ephemeral

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Aloof

Distant; detached; cold

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Cajole

Coax

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Deplete

Use up; lessen

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Exceptionable

Very bad (something which we should object to)

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Illuminate

To light up or make clear

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Livid

Very angry

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Onerous

Burdensome; hard to undertake

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Preamble

Introductory material

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Sacrosanct

To move across

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Traverse

To move across

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Altruism

Putting others first; being self-sacrificing

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Caldron

Huge cooking pot

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Deplore

Regret

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Exculpate

Free someone from blame; pardon; acquit

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Illusory

Deceptive; false; misleading

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Lobbyist

Person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause

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Onus

Burden

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Precarious

Unstable; risky

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Sagacious

Wise

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Trepidation

Fear

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Amass

Accumulate

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Callow

Immature

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Depravity

Moral corruption

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Execrable

Very, very bad

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Immoderate

Excessive; extreme

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Lofty

Snooty; arrogant; haughty

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Opaque

Does not let light through

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Precedent

A previous occurrence used as a guide

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Sage

A wise person

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Trinket

Something of little value; knick-knack

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Ambiguity

Uncertainty; vagueness

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Candid

Frank; honest

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Deprecate

Criticize; denounce

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Exegesis

Scholarly explanation or interpretation

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Immutable

Unchanging; permanent

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Longevity

Long life

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Opulent

Wealthy; rich; magnificent

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Precept

Guiding principle

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Salacious

Lecherous; erotic

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Trite

Unoriginal; dull

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Ambiguous

Unclear in meaning; can be interpreted in different ways

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Candor

Frankness; openness

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Deride

Ridicule; make fun of; mock

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Exemplary

Outstandingly good; setting a fine example

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Impartial

Unbiased; neutral

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Loquacious

Talkative

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Ordain

1. Destine
2. Confer holy orders on a priest

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Precinct

District of a city

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Sallow

Yellowish

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Trivial

Unimportant