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Flashcards in 501-600 Deck (100):
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Antiquated

Outdated; old fashioned

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Choleric

Easily angered

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Diorama

Model of a scene

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Fecund

Fertile

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Inebriation

Drunkenness; intoxication

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Marshal

To gather together

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Parity

Equality

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Profound

Having deep meaning

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Servile

Overly submissive; groveling

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Usurp

Take someone's position (usually by force)

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Apathetic

Indifferent; uninterested; lethargic

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Chronicler

Person who records historical information

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Dirge

Mournful song

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Felicitous

Apt

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Ineffable

Cannot be expressed in words

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Marsupial

Pouched mammal (like a kangaroo)

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Parochial

Narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters

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Profundity

Depth

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Skeptical

Doubting; not gullible

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Utilitarian

Useful

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Apathy

Lack of interest or emotion

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Circuitous

Indirect

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Dissapprobation

Disapproval

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Fervor

Passion; enthusiasm

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Inept

Incompetent; unskilled; useless

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Martinet

Person who believes in strict discipline

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Parody

A mockery; imitation for ridicule; spoof

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Proletarian

Member of the working class

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Skirmish

Minor battle

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Utopian

A believer in an ideal world

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Apocryphal

Of doubtful origin

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Circumlocution

Using too many words; long-winded

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Discern

To distinguish one thing from another

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Fickle

Unpredictable; whimsical; easily swayed

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Inertia

Inactivity; lethargy

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Masochist

Person who intentionally inflicts pain on himself

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Parry

Ward off; avoid

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Prolific

Producing a lot

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Sluggard

Slow-moving; lethargic person

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Vacillate

Waver; hesitate

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Appease

Pacify; soothe; clam down; make peace with

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Circumscribe

Limit

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Discord

Disagreement

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Finesse

Skill

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Inevitable

Cannot be avoided

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Matriarchy

Society governed by women

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Parsimonious

Economical; frugal; thrifty

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Proponents

Promoters; supporters

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Smelt

Refine an ore

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Vacuous

Empty; silly; meaningless

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Apprehensive

Worried; fearful

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Circumspect

Cautious; considering all sides

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Discordancy

Cacophony; harshness; jarring

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Fitful

Not continuous; stopping and starting

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Inexorable

Relentless

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Maverick

A loner

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Parsimony

Stinginess; frugality; cost-cutting

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Prosaic

Dull; boring; ordinary

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Smorgasbord

A Swedish buffet of cold dishes

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Vagrant

Person wandering without a home

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Arable

Can be cultivated

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Circumvent

Aviod

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Discrepancy

Something which does not match up; inconsistency

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Flagrant

Clearly wrong

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Inexpedient

Not advisable

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Meager

In short supply

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Partisan

Biased; one-sided; committed to one group

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Proscribe

Forbid

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Solace

Comfort for grief

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Vapid

Dull; uninspiring

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Arbitrary

Random; for no definite reason

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Clairvoyant

Psychic; mystic

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Discriminate

To make clear distinction; see the difference

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Flamboyant

Showy; ornate

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Infallible

Perfect; flawless; cannot make mistakes

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Meander

Wander from side to side

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Pathos

Evoking sadness or pity

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Prosody

Study of versification

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Solicit

To ask for; seek

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Variegated

Multicolored; speckled

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Arcane

Obscure; known only to a few people

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Clamor

Shout; scream

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Discursiveness

Long windedness; indirectness

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Flaunt

Show off; display in a showy manner

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Infamous

Famous for something bad

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Mellow

Soft; melodious; ripe

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Patron

One who gives support (usually financial)

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Prostration

1. Lying face down
2. Be overcome with extreme weakness

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Somnambulist

Sleepwalker

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Vehemence

Violence; fervor; forcefulness

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Archaic

Ancient; outdated; old fashioned

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Clandestine

Secret; covert; stealthy

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Disdain

Contempt; strong dislike

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Flippant

Making jokes about serious matters

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Infer

Deduce; conclude

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Menagerie

Collection of animals

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Patronize

Condescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards

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Protagonist

Main character in film, book, play, etc.

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Soothsayer

Fortuneteller

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Vehement

Forceful