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Flashcards in 501-550 Deck (50)
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wizened

wrinkled from aging

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corrode

to eat into; destroy gradually, as by a chemical process

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florid

flushed with rosy color

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enervate

to weaken

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rash

showing boldness ot haste without judgement

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dogma

a specific set of ideas or beliefs

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germane

fitting and apporpiate

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tinge

a faint coloring

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addendum

a supplement

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auspicious

showing signs of a favorable outcome

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epicure

one with refined tastes

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quintessence

a pure substance or essence of something

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placebo

a substance, often presented as a medicine

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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

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ruminate

to ponder at length

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demagogue

a leader who obtains power by appealing to the motions of the people

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burgeon

to sprout or grow rapidly

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lank

long and slender

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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

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dubious

causing doubt; questionble

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berate

to scold severely and at length

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verbose

wordy

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abash

embarrass

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incontrovertible

impossible to dispute

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prudent

marked by careful planning

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imminent

impending

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loquacious

very talkative

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britle

rigid, likely to break

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aptitude

an inherent capacity for learning

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mishap

an unlucky or unfortunate accident

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omnibus

including or dealing with mnay items

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stiped

a fixed and regular payment

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recapitulat

to summarize

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conviction

a strong belief or opinion

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paradox

a statement or situation

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prognosticate

to predict

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preclude

to make impossible

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rampant

unrestrained

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nemesis

one who inflicts justified or great punishment

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tautology

needless repetition of an idea in different words

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paragon

an example of perfection

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stringent

imposing strict standards of performance

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livid

extremely angry

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enmity

the bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy