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Flashcards in 28 Deck (40):
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bolster

support; reinforce

2

cater to

supply something desired (whether good or bad)

3

collage

work of art put together from fragments

4

conservatory

school of the fine arts (especially music or drama)

5

crux

crucial point

6

denotation

meaning; distinguishing by name

7

disconcert

confuse; upset; embarrass

8

drudgery

menial work

9

enervate

to gradually drain of strength

10

eventuate

to happen in the end; to result ultimately

11

fallible

liable to err

12

forebode

to predict or foretell

13

germane

pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand

14

heinous

atrocious; hatefully bad

15

impetuous

violent; hasty; rash

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incumbent

obligatory; currently holding an office

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innocuous

harmless

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irreproachable

blameless; impeccable

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lewd

lustful

20

marked

noticeable or pronounced; targeted for vengeance

21

momentous

very important

22

nirvana

in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude

23

opportune

timely; well-chosen

24

parley

a conference, especially between enemies

25

pesky

annoying; disagreeable

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ponderous

burdensome, awkward, cumbersome

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profane

violate; desecrate; treat unworthily

28

purge

remove or get rid of something unwanted; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify

29

rebuke

scold harshly; criticize severely

30

repercussion

result or impact (of an event, etc.); rebound; reverberation

31

ribald

wanton; profane

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seemly

proper; appropriate

33

spate

sudden floor or strong outburst; a large number or amount

34

subdue

to conquer; overcome; get the better of

35

tangential

peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing

36

torso

trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk

37

underwrite

to insure; to assume financial responsibility; to subsidize

38

verge

border; edge

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withdraw

introverted; remote

40

affable

easily approachable; warmly friendly