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Flashcards in 601-700 Deck (100):
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Archetype

Classic example of

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Clemency

Mercy

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Disinterested

Unbiased

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Flout

Defy; reject

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Ingenue

Naive; unsophisticated person

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Mendacious

Given to lying

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Paucity

Shortage

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Protean

Changeable

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Sophomoric

Juvenile; immature

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Venal

Corrupt; can be bribed

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Archives

Collections of old records; place of storage of old documents

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Cliche

Overused expression; something unorigional

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Disparage

Criticize; belittle

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Flustered

Worked-up; not calm

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Ingrate

Ungrateful person

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Mercenary

Concerned only with money

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Peccadillo

Minor weakness; trivial offence

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Protege

Person under protection of, or guided by another

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Soporific

Inducing sleep

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Veneer

Surface coating

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Articulate

Clear; lucid; eloquent

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Clientele

Customers

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Disparity

An inequality

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Fly-by-night

Unreliable; disreputable

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Inimical

Hostile

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Mercurial

Volatile; changeable

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Pedant

Person who insists on strict adherence to rules of narrow leaning

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Protocol

Procedure; code of behavior

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Sparse

Spare; bare; meager

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Venerate

Revere; worship

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Artifice

Deception; trickery

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Coalesce

Come together; merge

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Dispassionate

Neutral; objective

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Forensic

Concerned with argument or debate (esp. for legal evidence)

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Innate

Inherited; inborn

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Merge

Come together

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Pedestrian

Common; mundane; banal

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Provincial

Unsophisticated; narrow-minded

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Specious

False

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Venial

Minor; unimportant

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Artisan

Craftsman

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Coddle

Pamper; fuss over; indulge

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Disseminating

Circulating; broadcasting; spreading (information)

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Fortitude

Bravery

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Innocuous

Harmless; inoffensive

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Metaphorically

Symbolically; figuratively

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Peerless

Without equal

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Prudent

Cautious; wise

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Speckled

Spotted; freckled; dotted

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Veracity

Truthfulness

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Ascetic

Without luxuries; severely simple

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Coercion

Force

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Diurnal

Active in daytime

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Fortuitous

Happening by chance

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Innovate

Create; introduce something new

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Meticulous

Very careful; painstaking

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Pejorative

Derogatory

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Puerile

Childish

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Sporadic

Not continuous; intermittent

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Verbose

Talkative; long-winded; rambling

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Assiduous

Thorough; diligent

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Cogent

Lucid; well argued

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Divert

1. Entertain
2. Distract
3. Cause a detour

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Fractious

Irritable; difficult to control

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Inscrutable

Mysterious; impenetrable

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Mettle

Courage; bravery; valor

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Pellucid

Transparently clear

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Punctilious

Paying attention to small details

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Spurious

False

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Verbosity

Using too many words

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Assuage

To calm

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Cogitate

Think over something; ponder

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Docile

Gentle and easily lead

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Fraudulent

Fake; false

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Insentient

Unfeeling

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Milieu

Environment

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Pensive

In a thoughtful mood; thinking deeply

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Purloin

Steal

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Stagnant

Still; not moving

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Vertigo

Dizziness

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Astute

Perceptive; sharp-witted

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Collage

Picture made from fragments of other pictures

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Dogmatic

Having stubbornly held opinions

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Frivolous

Not serious

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Insipid

Dull; bland; boring

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Mire

Swamp; muddy ground

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Penury

Poverty

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Pusillanimous

Cowardly

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Staid

Dull; sober; serious

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Vestigial

Not developed

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Asylum

Place of refuge or safety

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Collate

Arrange in order

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Dolt

Stupid person

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Frugal

Economical; not wasting anything

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Instigate

To start; provoke

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Misanthrope

Hater of the rest of mankind

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Perceptive

Observant

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Pyromania

Compulsion to start fires

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Stanza

Section of a poem

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Vignette

Small sketch