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Flashcards in 301-400 Deck (100):
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Ambivalence

Lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided

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Cantankerous

Bad-tempered; quarrelsome

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Derogatory

Uncomplimentary

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Exemplify

To serve as a good example

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Impecunious

Having no money

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Lucid

Clear

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Ornate

Highly decorated

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Precipice

Steep Slope

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Salubrious

Health-giving

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Truant

Shirker; someone absent without permission

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Ambulatory

Able to walk around (used of hospital patients)

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Capacious

Spacious

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Desecrate

To damage or pollute a holy place

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Exhaustive

Complete and thorough

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Impious

Wicked; profane

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Ludicrous

Ridiculous; silly

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Orthodox

Conventional

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Precipitous

Done in a hurry

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Salutary

Something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial

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Truncate

Cut short

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Ameliorate

Make better

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Capitulate

Surrender; give in to

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Desecration

Spoiling something holy

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Exonerates

Acquits; absolves; removes blame

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Impoverished

Destitute; poor

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Lukewarm

1. Unenthusiastic
2. Neither hot nor cold

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Ossify

1. Turn to bone
2. Become fixed and rigid

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Preclude

Prevent or make impossible

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Sanctimonious

Hypocritically holy

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Tumult

Uproar; noise

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Amelioration

Improvement

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Carping

Constant criticism

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Desist

Stop; discontinue; cease

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Exorcism

Getting free/rid of; eliminating (especially demons)

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Impromptu

Unrehearsed; spontaneous

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Lummox

Clumsy person

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Ostentatious

Showy

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Precocious

Developing early

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Sanction

Give approval to

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Turpitude

Depravity

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Amiable

Friendly

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Cartographer

Person who makes maps

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Despondent

Having no hope

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Expatriate

Refugee; emigrant; someone living away from his own country

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Inadvertent

Not intentional

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Luscious

Juicy; moist; succulent

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Oust

Push out of a position

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Predecessor

One who came before

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Sanguinary

Bloodthirsty; bloody

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Tyro

Novice; beginner

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Amity

Friendship

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Castigate

Scold strongly

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Destitution

Hardship; poverty; misery

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Expedient

Convenient; practical

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Incantation

Chant; invocation; prayer

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Lynch

Assassinate; kill; illegal hanging

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Overt

Obvious; not hidden

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Predicament

Dilemma; difficult situation

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Sanguine

Optimistic; cheerful

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Ubiquitous

Found everywhere; omnipresent

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Amorphous

Lacking in shape

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Catharsis

Purging of pent-up emotions

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Deter

Put off; prevent

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Expedite

Make faster

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Incarceration

Putting in prison

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Machinations

Plots and plans

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Overwrought

Worked up; in an emotional state

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Preeminent

Famous; outstanding

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Sardonic

Mocking

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Unalloyed

Undiluted; total

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Analgesic

Medicine to combat pain

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Caucus

Type of private political meeting

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Deteriorate

Worsen; decline

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Exposition

Clear explanation

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Incessant

Without stoping

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Maelstrom

Whirlpool; storm in the ocean

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Palatable

Good to eat; agreeable

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Prerogative

Right or privilege

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Savant

Person with knowledge

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Unctuous

Oily; using excessive flattery

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Analogous

Comparable

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Caustic

Burning

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Detrimental

Harmful

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Extol

Praise

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Incipient

Just beginning

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Magnanimous

Generous; big hearted

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Palisade

Fence made of posts

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Prescient

Having fore-knowledge

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Scale

To climb

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Undermined

Damaged; attacked

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Anarchy

Chaos; lack of government

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Cavalcade

Procession of vehicles

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Devoured

Greedily eaten/consumed

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Extradite

Deport from one country back to the home country

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Inclination

Tendency; a leaning toward

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Magnate

Power businessman

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Palliative

A remedy that improves but doesn't cure

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Presentiment

A feeling that something might happen

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Scapegoat

Person on whom blame is placed for faults of others

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Underscore

Emphasize