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Flashcards in 45 Deck (100):
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unconscionable

extremely bad, unfair, or wrong

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intrigue

to make someone want to know more about something; to cause someone to be interested

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pensive

quietly sad or thoughtful

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evasive

not honest or direct

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indignant

feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong; very angry

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unambiguous

clearly expressed or understood; not ambiguous

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facetious

used to describe speech that is meant to be funny but that is usually regarded as annoying, silly, or not proper

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assertion

to state in a strong and definite way

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candid

expressing opinions and feelings in an honest and sincere way

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somber

very sad and serious

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revisionist

support of ideas and beliefs that differ from and try to change accepted ideas and beliefs especially in a way that is seen as wrong or dishonest

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endear to

to cause to be loved or admired by

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discern

to come to know, recognize, or understand

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pragmatic

dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories

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vessel

a ship or large boat

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stern

very serious especially in an unfriendly way

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stump

to be too difficult for someone to answer

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fro

back and forth

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oration

a formal speech

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bucking

to oppose or resist

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bronco

a wild horse of western North America

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prance

to walk or move in a lively and proud way

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rear

to rise high in the air

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plunge

to push into quickly and forcefully

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summit

the highest point of a mountain; the top of a mountain

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scorn

to show that you think is not worthy of respect

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crest

the highest part or point of something

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incline

a slanting surface; slope

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menace

a dangerous or possibly harmful person or thing

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surmount

to deal with successfully

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dinghy

a small boat that is often carried on or towed behind a larger boat

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slate

a thin piece of plate of this rock or a similar material, used especially for roofing or as a writing surface

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grim

unpleasant or shocking to see or think about

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snarling

to become twisted together

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glint

to shine in small bright flashes

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wan

looking sick or pale

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astern

of a boat or ship

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tumble

to fall down suddenly and quickly

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resolute

very determined; having or showing a lot of determination

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persevere

to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult

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domineering

tending too often to tell people what to do; often trying to control the behavior of others

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perilous

full of danger; dangerous

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deceive

to make believe something that is not true

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aesthetic

of or relating to art or beauty

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perspective

a way of thinking about and understanding something

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keen

having or showing an ability to think clearly and to understand what is not obvious or simple about something

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oblivious

not conscious or aware of someone or something

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awe

a strong feeling of fear or respect and also wonder

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subjugate

to defeat and gain control of

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exert

to use strength, ability, etc.

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empower

to give power to

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curator

the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.

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primacy

the state of being most important or strongest

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evoke

to bring a memory, feeling, image, etc. into the mind

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affirm

to show a strong belief in or dedication to

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recuperate

to return to normal health or strength after being sick, injured etc.; recover

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redemptive

act of making something better or more acceptable

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deplore

to hate or dislike very much

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grudging

said, done, or given in an unwilling or doubtful way

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resentment

a feeling of anger or displeasure about someone or something unfair

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intrusion

to come or go into a place where you are not wanted or welcome

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acute

having or showing an ability to think clearly and to understand what is not obvious or simple about something

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metaphorically

a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar

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constrain

to limit or restrict

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clutter

to fill or cover with many things

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sustain

to provide what is needed for

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preoccupy

to be thought about or worried about by very often or constantly

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commemorate

to exist or be done in order to remind people of

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rekindle

to cause to be strong or active again

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perpetuate

to cause to continue

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oration

a formal speech

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ubiquitous

seeming to be seen everywhere

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universal

done or experienced by everyone

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incongruity

strange because of not agreeing with what is usual or expected

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trivial

not important

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garret

a usually small and unpleasant room or space area just below the roof of a building

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surly

rude and unfriendly

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weary

tired

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perturb

to cause to be worried or upset

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placid

not easily upset or excited

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stoic

showing no emotion especially when something bad is happening

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ebullient

lively and enthusiastic

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reticent

not willing to tell people about things

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eerie

strange and mysterious

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pillar

a basic fact, idea, or principle of something

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calibrate

to adjust or mark so that it can be used in an accurate and exact way

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distill

to take the most important parts of something and put them in a different and usually improved form

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disembodied

not having a body

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attribute

to say that something is because of someone or something

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devoid

completely without something

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condemn

to say in a strong and definite way that someone or something is bad or wrong

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asphyxiating

to cause someone to stop breathing and often to become unconscious and die

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crush

a crowd of people who are pressed close together

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sterile

clean and free of bacteria and germs

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restrained

showing careful self-control

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eradicate

to eliminate or destroy

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worldly

of or relating to the human world and ordinary life

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stampede

a situation in which a lot of people try to do the same thing at the same time

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suppression

to not allow yourself to feel, show, or be affected by

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citation

a line or short section taken from a piece of writing or a speech