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Flashcards in 301-350 Deck (49)
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defunct

having ceased to exist or live

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circumscribe

to form or mark the limits of

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anarchy

the absence of government

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cornucopia

an abundance

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extant

currently or actually existing

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vigilant

alert and watchful

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abstinence

the act of voluntarily doing without something

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brood

to be deep in thought

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chagrin

feeling of embarrassment because of failure or dissapointment

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infamous

having a bad reputation

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season

to make competent through experience

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petulant

impatient or irritable

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renege

to fail to carry out a promise

14

hangar

a structure used for housing aircraft

15

polyglot

one who speaks many languages

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acclimate

to make comfortable in a new enviroment

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incorrigible

unable to be corrected or reformed

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frank

open and sincere

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lucrative

producing wealth

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check

to restrain or block

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magnanimous

generous, noble in mind

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protege

on whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by another person

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pacify

to make peaceful

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insular

narrow in outlook; provincial

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eon

a long period of time

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obdurate

not easily moved to pity or sympathy

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deplore

to feel or express strong disapproval of

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larder

a place e.g. a pantry or a cellar where food is served

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remnant

a small amount left over after the rest has been used

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novel

strikingly new

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indigent

poor, needy, destitute

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abeyance

a suspension of activity

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gripe

to complain constantly or naggingly

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mirth

gladness

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mausoleum

a huge tomb

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forlorn

appearing sad b/c abandoned

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tout

to solicit customers

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rhapsody

a state of general happiness

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adjourn

to suspend until a later stated time

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impassive

not feeling emotion

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accrue

to come as a gain

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martyr

one who chooses to die rather than to give up religious beliefs

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byline

a line at the head of a newspaper article

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haggle

to argue

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frugal

careful in spending money

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caste

a rigid and hereditary social class

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timid

easily frightened

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invigorate

to give strenghth and energy to

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harbor

to give shelter