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Flashcards in 676-700 Deck (25):
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bestow

v. to present or give (used with "on")

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supercilious

adj. feeling or showing proud contempt; smug; arrogant

3

conflate

v. to bring together; to merge into a composite whole

4

belittle

v. to put down; to speak of contemptuously

5

avid

adj. having a passionate desire

6

sloth

n. laziness

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temperate

adj. consistent; moderate; without extremes

8

succumb

v. to give in or yield

9

incognito

adv. in disguise

10

synthesis

n. the combination of separate parts into a unified whole

11

ulterior

adj. lying beyond what is evident, revealed, or claimed

12

infuriate

v. to cause to become very angry; to enrage

13

chasm

n. a large gap

14

entity

n. something that exists and can be recognized as a distinct unit

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laudable

adj. worthy of praise

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proclivity

n. a natural or habitual tendency or inclination

17

office

n. a duty or function assigned to someone

18

amicable

adj. showing friendliness or good will

19

cantankerous

adj. bad-tempered; quarrelsome

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perspicacious

adj. having keen perception or understanding

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gross

adj. total, entire; glaringly obvious, flagrant

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sanctimonious

adj. pretending holiness; hypocritically devout

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shoddy

adj. inferior or cheap

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nonchalant

adj. seemingly unconcerned or indifferent

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expedient

adj. suitable for a purpose; convenient but based on self-interest rather than principle

n. a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest