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Flashcards in 401-425 Deck (25):
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Condescend

To lower oneself to a less formal or less dignified level

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Enigma

Something that is puzzling, ambiguous, mysterious, or inexplicable; a perplexing puzzle

3

Plight

Sad situation

4

Impasse

A dead-end

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Ostensible

Outwardly appearing as such

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Sluggish

Lazy; lacking energy

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Bland

Having a moderate, undisturbed quality

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Hovel

A small, miserable dwelling

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Compel

To cause to occur by pressure; to force

10

Artisan

A worker trained or skilled in some manual trade

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Impeccable

Flawless

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Surmount

To overcome; to climb to the too of

13

Pastoral

Relating to country life, esp. Of shepherds; rustic

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Superfluous

Unnecessary; extra

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Avert

To turn away

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Mandate

A command; an order

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Proscribe

To prohibit or forbid; denounce

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Consanguinity

A blood relationship

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Prone

Tending or likely to do something; lying face down

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Credible

Capable of being believed

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Complicity

Involvement as an accomplice in a crime or wrongful act

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Kudos

Glory; fame

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Fruitless

Without results; unprofitable

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Paucity

Smallness of number; scarcity

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Sycophant

One who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence