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Flashcards in 2701-2800 Deck (50):
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envious

feeling or showing a desire to have what someone else has; feeling or showing envy

2

bask

luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth

3

sectarian

relating to religious or political sects and the differences between them

4

unsubstantiated

not proven to be true

5

contrived

forced; artificial; not spontaneous

6

inquisitive

tending to ask questions; having a desire to know or learn more

7

picayune

of little value or account; small; trifling

8

procrastinate

postpone; delay or put off

9

oblong

longer in one direction than in the other direction

10

flair

natural ability to do something

11

recur

to happen or appear again; to occur again

12

brutalize

to treat in a very harsh and usually violent way

13

stumble

to find or learn about something unexpectedly

14

vertex

summit

15

disembark

go ashore; unload from a ship

16

detraction

the act of disparaging or belittling the reputation or worth of a person, work, etc.

17

acclimate

to adjust or adapt to a new climate, place, or situation

18

cessation

stoppage

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fetid

malodorous

20

dissolve

to end or disappear or cause to end or disappear

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plagiarize

to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas

22

isolated

happening just once

23

disclaim

disown; renounce claim to

24

rouse

to cause to happen

25

substance

the quality of being meaningful, useful, or important

26

attribute (v)

ascribe; explain

27

contempt

a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval

28

despot

tyrant

29

baffle

frustrate; perplex

30

undermine

to make weaker or less effective usually in a secret or gradual way

31

frolic

to play and move about happily

32

lassitude

languor; weariness

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influx

flowing into

34

divest

strip; deprive

35

credibility

the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real, or honest

36

avid

greedy; eager for

37

simile

a phrase that uses the words or like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar

38

emerge

to become known or apparent

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guileless

without deceit

40

supple

flexible; pliant

41

ardor

a strong feeling of energy or eagerness

42

guile

deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning

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tenet

doctrine; dogma

44

nestle

to land or settle softly into something

45

diurnal

daily

46

foible

weakness; slight fault

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grandiloquent

pompous; bombastic

48

stereotypical

often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic

49

sanguine

cheerful; hopeful; confident

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plight

very bad or difficult situation