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Flashcards in 3-7 Deck (20):
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a state of temporary disuse or suspension.

abeyance

2

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

ambivalent

3

lay siege to.

beleaguer

4

complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best.

carte blanche

5

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a large-scale and violent event in the natural world.

cataclysm

6

destroy or debase the moral purity of; corrupt.

debauch

7

brilliant display or effect.

eclat

8

very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.

fastidious

9

run or jump about playfully.

gambol

10

inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality.

imbue

11

just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary

inchocate

12

publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.

lampoon

13

(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking.

malleable

14

the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.

nemesis

15

make a choice from a range of possibilities

opt

16

a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.

philistine

17

of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.

picaresque

18

nauseated; feeling sick

queasy

19

stubborn or unmanageable

refractory

20

the ability to act or speak appropriately in social situations

savoir-faire