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Flashcards in 626-650 Deck (25):
1

bleak

adj. gloomy and somber; dreary

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comprise

v. to include; to contain; to be composed of

3

denounce

v. to speak out against; to accuse publicly

4

recrimination

n. a reply to one charge with a countercharge

5

meticulous

adj. extremely or excessively careful about details; finicky

6

coalition

n. an alliance, esp. a temporary one

7

succulent

adj. full of juice; highly enjoyable

8

transcend

v. to exceed; to go beyond or above the limits

9

fervid

adj. extremely emotional; passionate

10

veer

v. to change direction

11

repress

v. to hold back; to put down by force

12

charge

n. a responsibility; someone or something entrusted to the care of another

13

confiscate

v. to seize (private property) by or as if by someone in authority

14

stamina

n. resistance to fatigue or hardship; endurance

15

virtuoso

n. one with great skill, esp. in music or the arts

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ostentatious

adj. showy; pretentious

17

wan

adj. sickly pale; colorless

18

amorphous

adj. without definite shape; shapeless; unorganized

19

sordid

adj. extremely dirty; morally corrupt

20

protract

v. to extend the duration of; to prolong

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incessant

adj. never pausing; continuous; without a stop

22

indigenous

adj. native, occurring naturally

23

idiom

n. a style or manner of expression peculiar to an individual or group; an expression that cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its words (e.g., "keep tabs on")

24

ersatz

adj. artificial; not genuine; fake

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woe

n. deep distress or misery; misfortune