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Flashcards in 500 Key Review Deck (65)
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Assail (v)

Attack with words or force

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Bumptious (adj)

Pushy; obnoxiously self-assertive

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Concede (v)

Admit reluctantly; yield

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Confound (v)

To mix up (in your own mind); to confuse someone else

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Contend (v)

To argue a point or position; to struggle for

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Contract (v)

Squeeze together; shrink

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Contrite (adj)

Sorry, penitent

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Corroborate (v)

Support with evidence; tell the same story; confirm

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Denounce (v)

Criticize; condemn

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Deprecate (v)

Disapprove; belittle

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Discord (n)

Disagreement; dissonance

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Distended (adj)

Swollen; extended

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Elated (adj)

Extremely happy; overjoyed

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Flaccid (adj)

Lacking firmness; soft; limp

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Garbled (adj)

Changed so much that the original meaning has been distorted; scrambled

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Immutable (adj)

Unable to change

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Impede (v)

Get in the way; hinder

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Impudence (n)

Rudeness; insolence

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Inane (adj)

Silly; insignificant

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Inaugurate (v)

Begin; induct to

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Induce (v)

Cause to happen; bring about

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Inert (adj)

Lacking movement; inactive; sluggish

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Inscrutable (adj)

Mysterious

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Intractable (adj)

Stubborn; immovable

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Jaundice (n)

Yellow color; envy or resentment

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Jubilant (adj)

Filled with joy

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Juncture (n)

Point in time, especially a crucial one; joint or connection

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Kinetic (adj)

In motion, active

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Laconic (adj)

Quiet; of few words; terse

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Languish (v)

Lose energy or motivation; become weak or depressed