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Flashcards in 551-575 Deck (25):
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Insolent

Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent

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Arrogant

Having more pride and self-importance than is proper

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Slipshod

Marked by carelessness or casual attention to detail; sloppy

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Voracious

Devouring; extremely hungry

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Embark

To set off on a long trip

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Found

To establish; to set up on a firm basis

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Parry

To deflect an attack

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Purse

To contract into wrinkles or folds; to pucker

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Convoke

To call together in a meeting

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Lurch

To sway or tip abruptly to one side

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Vim

Energy; enthusiasm

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Pristine

Remaining in a purse state

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Anathema

Someone or something that is hated

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Tortuous

Winding, twisted

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Clamor

A loud continuous noise

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Frivolous

If little importance

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Perfunctory

Done without care or interest or merely as a form or routine

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Buttress

To prop out or support

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Faculty

A natural ability to do something

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Malodorous

Smelling very bad

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Elaborate

Detailed; carefully thorough

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Turgid

Excessively ornate or complex in style; swollen, as from fluid

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Modest

Limited in amount, extent

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Ascertain

To discover with certainty as through examination

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Rescind

To take back or cancel