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Flashcards in 52 Deck (30):
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avert

to prevent from happening

2

shun

to avoid

3

squander

to use in a foolish or wasteful way

4

shirk

to avoid doing something that you are supposed to do

5

despondency

very sad and without hope

6

insolence

rude or impolite

7

endearing

to cause to be loved by

8

credulous

easily fooled

9

temper

to make less severe or extreme

10

insinuate

to say in an indirect way

11

midst

the middle area or part of something

12

thrall

in a sate of being controlled or strongly influenced by someone or something

13

divining

heavenly

14

distend

to become and larger because of pressure from the inside

15

retraction

a statement saying that something you said or wrote at an earlier time is not true or correct

16

summation

a brief description of the most important information about something

17

incense (n)

a substance that is used often in religious ceremonies to produce a strong and pleasant smell when it is burned

18

incense (v)

to make very angry

19

ominous

portending evil or harm

20

vehement

very emotional

21

ire

intense anger

22

decorum

correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

23

tactile

relating to the sense of touch

24

ravenous

very hungry

25

execrable

very bad

26

gory

having or showing a lot of violence and blood

27

studied

carefully thought out or prepared

28

immodest

not modest

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prosaic

dull or ordinary

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taut

firm and strong