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Flashcards in Deck 8 Deck (25)
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1
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sinuous

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full of curves, twisting and turning

2
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shoal

A

a large group or crowd

3
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decadence

A

a decline in morals or art

4
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swathe

A

to wrap around something; to envelop

5
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extant

A

still existing (books, documents, animals)

6
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succor

A

aid, assistance

7
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lassitude

A

weariness

8
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subsume

A

to include within a larger group

9
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incorporeal

A

not consisting of matter

10
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amalgam

A

a mixture or combination (often of metals)

11
Q

visage

A

face, appearance

12
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aspersion

A

slanderous statement; a damaging or derogatory criticism

13
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collusion

A

a secret agreement for an illegal purpose

14
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autocracy

A

an absolute monarchy; government where one person holds power

15
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implacable

A

unwilling to be pacified or appeased

16
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fealty

A

loyalty

17
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bestial

A

having the qualities of a beast; brutal

18
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blithe

A

cheerful

19
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blighted

A

causing frustration or destruction

20
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nettle

A

to irritate

21
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anaphylaxis

A

an allergic reaction

22
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bucolic

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having to do with shepherds or the country

23
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subjugate

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to dominate or enslave

24
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canard

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a false statement or rumor

25
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umbrage

A

offense or resentment