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Flashcards in 51 Deck (30):
1

juggernaut

something that is extremely large and powerful and cannot be stopped

2

miasma

a heavy cloud of something unpleasant or unealthy

3

quaint

having an old-fashioned quality that is usually attractive

4

hoist

to raise especially by using ropes or machinery

5

wobbly

not strong or steady

6

pedestal

used to describe the position of someone who is admired, successful, etc.

7

rein

to limit or control

8

appropriation

the act of saving money for a specific use or purpose

9

connoisseur

an expert in a particular subject

10

affable

friendly and easy to talk to

11

miserly

hating to spend money

12

acrimonious

angry and bitter

13

chagrin

a feeling of being frustrated or annoyed because of failure or disappointment

14

hhindrance

a person or thing that makes a situation difficult

15

boon

a benefit or advantage

16

assuage

to make less painful, severe, etc.

17

beleaguer

to cause constant or repeated trouble for

18

equestrian

of or relating to the riding of horses

19

abstemious

not eating and drinking too much

20

innocuous

not likely to bother or offend anyone; inoffensive

21

perfunctory

used to describe something that is done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected

22

buoyant

happy and confident

23

voluble

talking a lot in an energetic and rapid way

24

ebullient

lively and enthusiastic

25

effusive

expressing a lot of emotion

26

inscrutable

difficult to understand

27

temperament

the usual attitude, mood, or behavior

28

predisposed

to cause to be more likely to behave in particular way

29

vicissitudes

the many changes or problems that happen over time

30

timid

feeling or showing a lack of courage or confidence