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Flashcards in 35 Deck (40):
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ennui

boredom

2

exceptionable

objectionable

3

faux

false; phony; fake

4

forgo

give up; do without

5

gloss over

explain away

6

hiatus

gap; interruption in duration or continuity; pause

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implicate

incriminate; show to be involved

8

indict

charge

9

insensible

unconscious; unresponsive

10

jaundice

prejudiced view; yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes;

11

lionize

treat as a celebrity

12

materialism

preoccupation with physical comforts and things

13

moratorium

legal delay of payment

14

nonchalant

behaving in a calm manner, showing that you are not worried or frightened; not showing excitement or anxiety; cooly confident, unworried; casually indifferent

15

ordination

ceremony making someone a minister

16

pathological

related to the study of disease; diseased or markedly abnormal

17

phlegmatic

calm; not easily disturbed

18

posthumous

after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death)

19

prognosticate

to foretell or predict

20

putative

commonly accepted

21

recede

to move back or away from a point

22

reprieve

temporary stay

23

rudimentary

not developed; elementary; crude

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serendipity

gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck

25

splinter

sharp piece broken or split off from something; silver; fragment; to break into splinters

26

subside

settle down; descend; grow quiet

27

taut

tight; ready

28

tract

region of land (often imprecisely describes); pamphlet

29

unfathomable

incomprehensible; impenetrable

30

viable

practical or workable; capable of maintaining life

31

xenophobia

fear or hatred of foreigners

32

alacrity

cheerful promptness

33

apprise

inform

34

baffle

frustrate; perplex

35

bourgeois

middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

36

cerebration

thought

37

compendium

a concise summary

38

constituency

the body of voters from a district represented by an elected official; a group of supporters for anything

39

curtail

shorten; reduce

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depose

dethrone; remove from office