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Flashcards in 4 Deck (21):
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Censure

An expression of disapproval

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Infamy

Extremely bad reputation

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Dexterously

Skillful in the use of hands

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Augment

Enlarge or increase

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Benevolent

Kind, generous, or charitable

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Deride

Treat as inferior and unworthy of respect

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Discord

Conflict or disagreement

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Discourse

A serious speech, writing, or conversation on a particular topic

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Disdain

A lack of respect

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Erudite

Having or showing deep scholarly knowledge

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Fastidious

Giving careful attention to detail

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Fetter

To restrain or hinder

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Guile

Cunning and deceitful

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Malicious

Wanting to see others suffer

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Mitigate

Make less harmful or unpleasant

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Obscure

Not known to many people; not clearly seen or understood

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Pious

Behaving in a highly moral or religious manner

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Prudent

Sensible and careful

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Tenacious

Persistent and unyielding

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Venerate

Regard with feelings of respect and reverence

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Zeal

Active interest and enthusiasm