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Flashcards in 401-500 Deck (100):
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lugubrious

mournful, dismal, or gloomy

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magnanimous

courageously noble in mind and heart

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magnitude

greatness in size or extent

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maladroit

inept

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malaise

a vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness

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malevolence

malicious behavior

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malfeasance

misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official

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malicious

spiteful

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malleable

easily changed and controlled by other forces

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mandate

an authoritative command or instruction

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manifold

many and varied

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maritime

of, or relating to, or adjacent to the sea

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mawkishness

excessively sentimental

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mediate

to bring about by working with all the conflicting parties

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melancholy

sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom

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meld

to cause to merge

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mellifluous

smooth and sweet

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mendacity

untruthfulness

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mercurial

volatile

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metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another

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meteorology

the science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions

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methodically

characterized by ordered and systematic habits or behavior

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meticulous

extremely careful and precise

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milieu

an environment or setting

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mime

a modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry

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mimicry

the act, practice, or art of mimicking

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minutiae

a small or trivial detail

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misantrhope

one who hates or mistrusts humankind

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miscellany

collection of diverse items, parts or ingredients, especially of literature

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miscreant

an evildoer; a villain

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miser

one who lives very meagerly in order to hoard money

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mitigate

alleviate

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mocking

in an insincere or pretending manner

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mollify

soothe

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momentous

of utmost importance

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monitor

one that admonishes, cautions, or reminds, especially with respect to matters of conduct

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monotone

a succession of sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice

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moribund

about to die

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mosaic

a picture or decoration made of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc.

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muddle

to confuse

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multifarious

diverse

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myriad

composed of numerous diverse elements or facts

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nebulous

vague

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nemesis

an opponent that cannot be beaten

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neophyte

a recent convert to a belief

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niche

a situation especially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature

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nomadic

a member of a group of people who have no fixed home

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nominal

existing in name only

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novelty

newness

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nuance

a gradation

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obdurate

hardhearted

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objective

uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices

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oblique

devious, misleading, or dishonest

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obsequious

kissing up

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obstinate

obdurate

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obstreperous

aggressively boisterous

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obsturct

hinder

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obtrusive

brash

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officious

marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others

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olfactory

of, relating to, or contributing to the sense of smell

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ominous

menacing

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omnivore

eating both animal and vegetable foods

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onerous

burdensome

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opaque

neither transparent nor translucent

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ordeal

a difficult or painful experience

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ornate

elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented

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orthodox

adhering to what is traditional

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ostracize

to exclude from a group

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overstate

to state in exaggerated terms

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overwrought

agitated

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paean

a fervent expression of joy or praise

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palliative

relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure

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pallid

lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

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palpability

tangible

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panache

liveliness

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panoply

something that covers and protects

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pantheon

a temple dedicated to all gods

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paradox

a contradictory statement or situation that may still be true

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paranoia

extreme, irrational distrust of others

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parity

equality

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parody

something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery

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parsimonious

excessively sparing or frugal

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partisan

biased in support of a party, group, or cause

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pastoral

of or relating to a pastor

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pathos

a quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feeling of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow

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patrician

a person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes

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paucity

fewness

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peccadillo

a small sin or fault

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pedant

one who pays undue attention to book learning and formal rules

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pedestrian

ordinary

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penchant

a strong inclination

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pensive

deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful

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peregrination

to journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot

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perfidy

treachery

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perilous

dangerous

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permutations

a transformation

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pernicious

deadly

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perplex

to confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt

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persistent

persevering obstinately

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perspicacity

acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding