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Flashcards in 376-425 Deck (50)
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headstrong

determined to have one'sown way

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euphony

pleasing sounds

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vortex

a flow of fluid around an axis, like a whirlpool

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aviary

a large enclosure for keeping birds

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incipient

beginning to appear or be noticed

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medley

a mixture; an arrangement of songs performed together

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amenity

pleasantness

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acrid

harsh, sarcastic

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infatuated

experiencing an unreasonable passion or attraction

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parched

very thirsty; dried up b/c of the heat

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affluence

wealth

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spat

a small argument or dispute

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reminisce

to recall the past, esp, fondly

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keen

having a sharp edge

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verbatin

word for word

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pompous

characterized by excessive self-importance

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pithy

relating to the central part of something

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methodical

done in an orderly, systematic way

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desist

to cease, to stop

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penchant

a strong liking

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fastididous

showing or acting with careful attention to detail

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malaise

a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness

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obfuscate

to make difficult to understand

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sporadic

occurring irregularly

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concave

hollowed out, curved inward

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condescend

to lower oneself to a less formal or less dignified level

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enigma

somethin gthat is puzzling

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plight

sad situation

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inmpasse

a dead end

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ostensible

outwardly appearing as such

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sluggish

lazy

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bland

having a moderate undisturbed quailty

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hovel

a small miwrabl dwelling

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compel

to cause to cccur by pressure

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artisan

a worker trained or skilled some manner

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impeccable

flawless

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surmount

to overcome

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pastoral

relating to country life

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superfluous

unnecessary, extra

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avery

to turn away

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mandate

a command

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proscribe

to prohibit or formid

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consanguity

a blood relationship

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prone

tending or likely to do something

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credible

capable of being bwlieved

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complicity

involevemnt in a crimr

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kudos

glory

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fruitlss

without results

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paucity

smallness of a numbr

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sycophant

one who seeks favor by flattering