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Flashcards in 501-525 Deck (25):
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Wizened

Wrinkled from aging

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Corrode

To eat into; destroy gradually, as by chemical process

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Florid

Flushed with rosy color; overdecorated

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Enervate

To weaken

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Rash

Showing boldness or haste without judgment

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Dogma

A specific set of ideas or beliefs, esp. Religious or asserted to be absolutely true

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Germane

Fitting and appropriate

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Tinge

A faint coloring; a trace amount

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Addendum

A supplement; something added at end of book or document

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Auspicious

Showing signs of a favorable outcome; marked by favorable circumstances

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Epicure

One with refined tastes, esp. In food and wine

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Quintessence

A pure substance or essence of something

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Placebo

A substance, often presented as a medicine, that has an effect because of a patient's expectations rather than because of an active ingredient

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Blanch

To turn pale

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Exhaustive

Thorough

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Ascribe

To attribute to a specific source

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Hazard

A risk of being harmed; something that presents such a risk

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Ruminate

To ponder at length

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Demagogue

A leader who obtains power by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the people

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Burgeon

To sprout or grow rapidly

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Lank

Long and slender; lean

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Revert

To return to a former condition

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Repudiate

To reject as invalid or untrue

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Nomad

One who has no permanent home

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Contempt

A feeling that something is low or disgusting