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Flashcards in 36 Deck (40):
1

postulate

essential premise; underlying assumption

2

projectile

missile

3

putrefy

taint, deteriorate, to rot, decompose

4

receptive

quick or willing to receive ideas, suggestions, etc.

5

reprimand

reprove serverely; rebuke

6

rue

regret; lament; mourn

7

serpentine

winding; twisting

8

spontaineity

lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint

9

subsidiary

something secondary in importance or subordinate

10

tawdry

cheap and gaudy

11

tractable

easily managed or controlled; obedient; tame

12

unfetter

liberate; free from chains

13

vial

small container for holding liquids, medicines, and dry material

14

yen

longing; urge

15

alchemy

medieval chemistry

16

approbation

approval

17

baleful

deadly; having a malign influence; ominous

18

bowdlerize

expurgate

19

certitude

certainty

20

compile

assemble; gather; accumulate

21

constituent

supporter

22

dabble

work at in a nonserious fashion; flash around

23

deposition

testimony under oath

24

disfigure

mar in beauty; spoil

25

dwindle

shrink; reduce

26

ensconce

settle comfortable

27

excise

cut away; cut out

28

fecundity

fertility; fruitfulness

29

forsake

desert; abandon; renounce

30

gorge

small, steep-walled canyon

31

histrionic

theatrical

32

implicit

understood but not stated

33

indigenous

native

34

insightful

discerning; perceptive

35

jaunt

trip; short journey

36

liquidation

a closing of one's business by collecting assets and settling all debts

37

matriculate

enroll (in college or graduate school)

38

mordant

sharply caustic, as wit; sarcastic

39

nondescript

indistinctive; ordinary

40

orgy

wild, drunken; revelry; unrestrained indulgence in a tendency