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Flashcards in 451-500 Deck (50):
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liberate

making you feel free

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paralysis

a state of being unable to function, act, or move

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insubstantial

not large or important

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strenuous

requiring or showing great energy and effort

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herald

to be a sign of

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complement

complete; consummate; make perfect

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personification

a person who has a lot of particular quality and who is the perfect example of someone who has that quality

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precede

to happen, go, or come before

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blemish

a fact or event that causes people to respect someone or something less

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flout

to break or ignore without hiding what you are doing or showing fear or shame

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conscience

the part of the mind that makes you aware of your actions as being either morally right or wrong

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clasp

to hold tightly with your hands or arms

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exigency

urgent situation

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docile

obedient; easily managed

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impugn

to criticize by suggesting that someone is not honest and should not to be trusted

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ingratiate

to gain favor or approval for by doing or saying things that people like

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recluse

hermit; loner

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vigilant

watchful; weary; constantly alert

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formidable

very powerful or strong; deserving serious attention and respect

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feeble

very weak

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successive

consecutive; following immediately one after another

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tangential

slightly or indirectly related to something; not closely connected to 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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pervade

to spread through all parts of

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dub

to give a name or title

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eschew

to avoid especially because you do not think it is right, proper

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provident

careful about planning for the future and saving money for the future

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couple

join; unite

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sullen

silent and unpleasant; dark, gloomy, or dispiriting; sulky

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pallor

paleness especially of the face that is caused by illness

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importune

beg persistently

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cope

to deal with problems and difficult situations and try to come up with solutions

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satire

a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc,: humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.

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arcane

secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

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auditory

relating to hearing or the ears

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chasten

discipline; punish in order to correct

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pelt

to move very quickly

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florid

ruddy; reddish; flowery

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parity

the state of being equal

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indigent

poor; destitute

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simplistic

too simple; not complete or thorough enough; not treating or considering all possibilities or parts

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commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for

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slight (v)

to offend or insult; to treat with disrespect

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convene

to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose

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steep in

to make know and understand a lot about

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partial

ending to treat one person, group, or thing better than another

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obscure

not well-known; not known to most people

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omniscient

having or seeming to have unlimited knowledge; all-knowing

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instigate

urge; start; provoke

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pan (v)

criticize harshly