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Flashcards in 351-375 Deck (25):
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nepotism

n. showing favoritism to relatives

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loiter

v. to stand about without purpose; to delay

3

compress

n. a pad of folded cloth for applying pressure, heat, etc.

4

tenacious

adj. extremely persistent; stubborn; relentless; holding firmly; cohesive

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accede

v. to agree to something

6

epitome

a representative example of a type

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amiable

adj. friendly and agreeable; sociable

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relish

v. to enjoy

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desolate

adj. left alone; lonely; deserted

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happy

adj. fortunate; being especially well adapted

11

arid

adj. dry and barren; not interesting

12

faze

v. to disturb; to disconcert

13

repent

v. to fell remorse for a past action

14

byproduct

n. a side-effect; something produced in the making of something else

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refractory

adj. stubbornly resistant to control, authority, or treatment

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elegy

n. a poem that mourns a death; a composition (e.g., a piece of music) that resembles such a poem in mood

17

hallmark

n. any mark or symbol of genuineness or high quality

18

rebuff

v. to refuse someone; to reject an offer

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perfidious

adj. marked by extreme treachery

20

impeach

v. to formally charge (an official) with wrongdoing; to discredit

21

desultory

adj. lacking a plan or purpose; unmethodical

22

torso

n. the trunk of the human body

23

cordial

adj. warm and friendly; polite and respectful

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intrinsic

adj. relating to the essential nature of a something

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unkempt

adj. sloppy; messy; unclean