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Flashcards in 20words Deck (36):
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Ameliorate

Become better, make better

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Amelioration

Improvement

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Conserve

Keep from waste, loss, or decay

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Conservation

Preservation from loss, injury, or waste

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Conservationist

One who advocates the conservation of natural resources

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Detriment

Injury, damage, or something that causes it, disadvantage

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Detrimental

Harmful damaging

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Exotic

Introduced from another country, foreign

Strikingly unusual, strange

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Folly

Lack of sense, foolish action

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Formerly

In an earlier period, previously

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Former

Preceding

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Harmony

Peaceable or friendly relations, accord

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Harmonious

Friendly, amicable

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Ignore

Refuse to take notice of

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Ignoramus

Ignorant, stupid person

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Impediment

Something that hinders or obstructs , obstacle

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Impede

Interfere with or slow the progress of

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Indolent

Lazy, idle, lethargic

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Indolence

Idleness, laziness

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Intact

Untouched by anything that damages or diminishes

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Invalid

Not binding in law, void, having no force or effect

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Invalidate

Abolish, annul

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Invalid

Sickly or disabled person

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Non-carcinogenic

Not producing, cancer

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Parsimonious

Stingy, miserly, tight-fisted

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Parsimony

Stinginess

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Raze

Destroy utterly by tearing down

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Reticent

Uncommunicative, reserved

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Reticence

Restraint from communicating

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Retire

Withdraw from active duty

Go to bed

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Retort

Answer reply sharply

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Retort

Quick witty

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Subvert

Overturn or overthrow from the foundation

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Subversion

Sabotage, undermining

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Tractable

Easily led, taught or controlled

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Tractability

Obedience