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Flashcards in 576-600 Deck (25):
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prodigious

adj. wonderful; amazing; very big

2

saccharine

adj. overly or sickeningly sweet

3

wary

adj. cautious; on guard

4

umbrage

n. offense or resentment (used with "take")

5

segregate

v. to separate into groups or parts

6

august

adj. inspiring awe or admiration, esp. because of high rank or character

7

discreet

adj. careful about what one says or does; circumspect; done, said, or placed so as to attract little notice

8

intimate

v. to make known subtly; to hint

9

rouse

v. to wake or provoke

10

morsel

n. a small piece, esp. of food

11

cacophony

n. a harsh, jarring sound

12

disinterested

adj. free from bias

13

girth

n. the distance around something; circumference

14

skew

v. to place at an angle; to cause bias in or distort

adj. asymmetric; distorted or biased

15

toxic

adj. poisonous; dangerous

16

verity

n. a widely-accepted truth

17

incoherent

adj. not sticking together; not logically connected

18

impetus

n. an impelling or originating force

19

increment

n. an increase in quantity

v. to increase

20

dismay

v. to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusion

21

assimilate

v. to take in as one's own; to absorb; to adapt or adjust to the customs, etc. of a group

22

disburse

v. to pay out money

23

dissent

v. to disagree

24

charisma

n. a quality of leadership that inspires great devotion in one's followers; personal magnetism or charm

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civic

adj. pertaining to a city or citizen