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Flashcards in 30 Deck (20):
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verity

quality of being true; lasting truth or principle

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withered

shriveled; shrunken;; dried-up

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affidavit

written statement made under oath

4

apex

tip; summit; climax

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avert

prevent; turn away

6

bombast

high sounding use of language without much real meaning

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cavil

make frivolous objections

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commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for

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consolidation

unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger

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culpable

deserving blame

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denunciation

a strong, public criticism; a verbal attack or condemnation

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discourse

formal discussion; conversation

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dulcet

sweet sounding

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engross

occupy fully

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evoke

to summon forth; call to mind; suggest

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fastidious

difficult to please; squeamish

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forensic

suitable to debate or courts of law

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gist

essence

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heresy

opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion

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impiety

irreverence; lack of respect for God