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Flashcards in 551-600 Deck (50)
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insolent

boldly disrespectable in speech or behavior

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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

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voracious

devouring; extremely hungary

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embark

to set off on a long trip

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found

to establish

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parry

to deflect an attack

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purse

to contract into wrinkles or folds

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covoke

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 pure 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 and continuous noise

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frivolous

of 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 up 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

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modest

limited in amount, extant

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ascertain

to discover with certainty

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rescind

to take back or cancel

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prodigious

wonderful; amazing

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saccharine

overly or sickeningly sweet

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wary

cautious; on guard

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umbrage

offense or resentment

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segregate

to separate into groups

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august

inspiring awe or admiration

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discreet

careful about what one says or does

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intimate

to make known subtly

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rouse

to wake or provoke

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morsel

a small piece esp. of food

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cacophony

a harsh, jarring sound

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disinterested

free from bias

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girth

the distance around something

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skew

to place at an angle

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toxic

poisonous; dangerous

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verity

a widely-accepted truth

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incoherent

not sticking together

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impetus

an impelling or originating force

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increment

an increase in quantity

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dismay

to destroy courage or resolution

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assimilate

to take in as one's own

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disburse

to pay out money

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dissent

to disagree

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charisma

a quality of leadership that inspires great devotion in one's followers

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civic

pertaining to a city or citizen