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Flashcards in 3-5 Deck (20):
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a name or title

appellation

2

1.showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks
2.showing an impudent lack of respect

audacious

3

extreme greed for wealth or material gain

avarice

4

treat in an indulgent or overprotective way

coddle

5

express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize

commiserate

6

criticize unfairly; disparage

denigrate

7

expressing disapproval; disapproving.

deprecatory

8

expressing contempt or ridicule

derisive

9

1.(of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
2.(of a plant or animal) native or restricted to a certain country or area

endemic

10

a period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.

Epoch

11

the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight; "the evanescence of the morning mist"

evanescence

12

of or relating to government revenue, esp. taxes

fiscal

13

have an angry or sullen look on one's face; scow

glower

14

assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

imperious

15

having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.

inveterate

16

a part-song for several voices, esp. one of the Renaissance period, typically arranged in elaborate counterpoint and without instrumental accompaniment. Originally used of a genre of 14th-century Italian songs, the term now usually refers to English or Italian songs of the late 16th and early 17th c., in a free style strongly influenced by the text.

madrigal

17

bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy

sullen

18

a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.

sycophants

19

lack of thought or intelligence; empty-headedness

vacuity

20

experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person

vicariously