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Flashcards in 526-550 Deck (25):
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Dubious

Causing doubt; questionable

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Berate

To scold severely and at length

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Verbose

Wordy

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Abash

To embarrass

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Incontrovertible

Impossible to dispute

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Prudent

Marked by careful planning; discreet

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Imminent

Impending; threatening; likely to happen

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Loquacious

Very talkative

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Brittle

Rigid; likely to break

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Aptitude

An inherent capacity for learning, understanding, or performing

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Mishap

An unlucky or unfortunate accident

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Omnibus

Including or dealing with many items at once

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Recapitulate

To summarize; to paraphrase

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Conviction

A strong belief or opinion

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Paradox

A statement or situation that appears contradictory

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Prognosticate

To predict

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Preclude

To make impossible; to prevent the occurrence of

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Rampant

Unrestrained

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Nemesis

One who inflicts justified or great punishment; a source of harm or ruin

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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; constricted

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Livid

Extremely angry; discolored, as from a bruise; pale, ashen

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Enmity

The bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies

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Stipend

A fixed and regular payment