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Flashcards in 2012 June Deck (142):
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Muster

To group together or gather

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Abyss

Deep hole

3

Brad

A type of nail

4

Articulate

To speak clearly and well

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Rhetorical

A question that doesn't have to be answered and that is used to make a point

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Narcissism

Excessive interesting one's appearance or just oneself

7

Supple

Limber, able to bend and move easily

8

Abhor

To hate, to shrink from disgust

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Abomination

Anything hateful and disgusting

10

Animosity

A strong feeling of hatred/dislike

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Fodder

Coarse food used to feed cattle and horses OR metaphorically as junk

12

Tractable

Easy to Manage

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Denounce

To condemn strongly

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Disparage

To show disrespect for

15

Mettle

Courage and spirit as High quality of character

16

Dogmatic

Stating opinions in a positive or arrogant matter

17

Coeval

At the same time or of the same age or period; contemporary

18

Pedagogue

A teacher that just goes by the book

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Pilfer

To steal small sums of petty objects

20

Peculate

To steal/misuse funds, to embezzle

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Embezzle

To steal from your own business

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Supplicant

One who begs for or asks humbly

23

Bibulous

Fond of alcoholic beverages

24

Vulgar

Common and popular, characteristic of the common people

25

Strapping

Tall and well built, robust

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Robust

Strong and healthy

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Lithe

Flexible and limber, bending easily

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Burly

Big and strong , heavy and muscular

29

Interpolated

To introduce (something additional) between other things or parts

30

Indigence

seriously impoverished condition

31

Infelicity

Unhappiness

32

Instigation

Incitement

33

Juxtapose

To place close together or side by side especially for comparison or contrast

34

Incitement

The act of urging someone to behave unlawfully

35

Impoverished

Make a person or area poor

36

Litotes

Understatement

37

Crepuscular

Of or pertaining to or resembling twilight

38

Cathartic

Of or pertaining to the purging of the emotion or relieving of the emotional tensions especially through certain types of art, as tragedy or music

39

Colloquial

Characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing

40

Synecdoche

A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole, the special or the general

41

Allegory

A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material

42

Unflagging

Not declining in strength or vigour

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Truncate

Cut short

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Vacillation

An act or instance of wavering in mind or opinion
- swaying unsteadily

45

Tempest

A violent windstorm especially with rain hail or snow

46

Virolence

Quality of being actively poisonous

47

Winnow

Sieve- to free grain from the lighter particles dirt

48

Polarize

To cause a sharp division as if a population or group into opposing factions

49

Underscore

To mark with with a line or lines underneath; emphasize

50

Prospective

Likely to happen in the future

51

Tremulous

Trembling with fear

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Gist

The main idea

53

Placebo

Believing something that isn't true

54

Noxious

Injurious, harmful to the health, or unwholesome

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Insinuate

When you work something into a conversation indirectly and artfully

56

Dispatch

To send away with speed

57

Andphora

Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences

58

Quarry

An excavation or pit usually open to the air from which building stone, slate or the like is obtained by cutting, blasting etc.

59

Procurement

The act of obtaining or getting by care, effort, or the use if special means

60

Predilection

A tendency to think favorably of something in particular

61

Prerogative

An exclusive right, privilege exercised by virtue of rank, office , or the like

62

Prescriptive

-giving directions or injunctions
-depending on or arising from effective legal prescription as a right or title established by a long unchallenged tenure

63

Pundit

A learned person

64

Meteorologist

An expert in weather forecasting

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Radiologist

A scientist that studies x rays

66

Astronomy

The study of space and planets

67

Astrology

The study of palm reading

68

Renaissance

The literary period

69

Miserly

A person that doesn't like to spend money

70

Prudent

Acting with or showing care and thought for the future

71

Photosynthesis

The process by which plants use energy from sunlight and water to make glucose and oxygen as a byproduct

72

Arachnophobia

Fear of spiders and spider like bugs

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Agoraphobia

Fear If being in open and public spaces

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Photophobia

Excessive sensitivity to light

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Claustrophobia

Fear of being in small tight spaces

76

Phobia

a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.

77

Capitalize

Use an opportunity and take advantage of it

78

Swagger

To walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air

79

Panache

A grand or flamboyant manner: style; flair

80

Recapitulate

To review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize

81

Stipulated

To make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement

82

Conducive

Tending to produce; helpful, contributive

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Absolution

Forgiveness, pardon, release

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Blatant

Obvious

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Creditable

Praiseworthy

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Ensconce

Establish firmly in a position

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Obdurate

Stubborn

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Nuance

Something subtle, a fine shade of meaning

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Abrasive

Rough , harsh, course

90

Placid

Calm, peaceful

91

Talisman

Lucky charm

92

Enfranchise

Give voting rights

93

Abasement

Humiliation, degradation

94

Billowing

Swelling, fluttering , waving

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Enhance

Improve, make better or clearer

96

Harangue

Noisy, attacking speech

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Replete

Full

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Admonish

To warn
To criticize gently

99

Aghast

Struck with horror l, shocked

100

Annihilate

to destroy completely; to reduce to utter ruin

101

Benefactor

A person who provides help especially be giving
Money

102

Bestow

To give as an honor; present as a gift

103

Devious

Having many turns and twists, winding
Sneaky; not frank or honest

104

Devoid

Lacking; empty; entirely without

105

Heed

Pay attention to

106

Mortal

A human being
Fatal
Vey severe

107

Muse

To think about in a quiet, careful way

108

Pioneer

To open the way for others
A person who goes before others and opens the way for them to follow

109

Plague

A deadly disease that spreads rapidly from person to person

110

Subside

To sink to a lower level
To become quieter or less active

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Unwitting

Not done on purpose; unintended

112

Wrath

Forceful anger; fury
Very angry

113

Acquire

To gain ownership of something; to get by one's own efforts or actions

114

Antagonize

Having the ability to do what is needed

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Comprise

To form; to make up

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Correspond

To match, be equal to. To exchange letters with another person

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Dilapidated

In poor condition from neglect or age

118

Blithe

free-spirited; carefree

119

Era

A time period in history

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Impunity

Freedom from being punished

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Impede

Slow down

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Aquatic

Taking place in water

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Beseech

To address an earnest or urgent request to

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Consternation

Amazed dismay and confusion

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Delectable

Greatly pleasuring, delightful

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Gratify

To please of satisfy

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Haughty

Scornfully and condescendingly proud

128

Abate

To weaker or decrease

129

Acknowledge

To admit the existence of

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Agent

- A person who acts or does business for another
- Something that brings about a result

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Authority

- The right to give orders make decisions or take action
- An expert source of information

132

Devastate

To ruin or destroy completely

133

Epidemic

The rapid spreading of a disease to many people at one time

134

Estimate

A number that is not exact; a careful guess

135

Evict

To force out of property by taking legal action

136

Impartial

Not favoring one side over another, fair

137

Industrious

Hardworking; not lazy

138

Infuriate

To make very angry

139

Irrelevant

Having nothing to do with the subject

140

Precise

Exact, accurate

141

Sham

Something fake or false
Not genuine, fake

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Trek

A long slow and difficult journey
To travel slowly and with difficulty