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Flashcards in 726-750 Deck (25)
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pedantic

putting unnecessary

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lithe

limber and graceful

3

fiasco

a major disaster

4

drone

to make a continuous low buzzing or humming sound

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abide

to tolerate

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fluctuate

to move back and forth or up or down

7

harp

to talk or write about evasively

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preeminent

superior in status or fame to all others

9

specious

seeming to be truthful on the surface but actually false

10

contract

to reduce in size by drawing together

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inadvertent

unintentional

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serendipity

unexpected gift or discovery

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malicious

spiteful

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inanimate

without any character or life

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plainitive

expressing sorrow

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thwart

`to prevent or frustrate

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regress

to return to a previous state

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adept

very skilled esp. natural talent improved by practice

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idiosyncrasy

a particular, peculiar, or eccentric trait

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uncouth

uncultured; crude

21

herald

to bear news; to announce

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sparse

thinly spread or distributed; not dense or crowded

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bifurcate

to divide into two parts

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arbitary

determined by chance or individual prference

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dais

a raised platform