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Flashcards in 726-759 Deck (25):
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Pedantic

Putting unnecessary stress on minor or purely academic knowledge

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Lithe

Limber and graceful; supple

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Fiasco

A major disaster

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Drone

To make a continuous, low buzzing or humming sound; to speak monotonous

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Abide

To tolerate

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Fluctuate

To move back and forth or up and down

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Harp

To talk or write about excessively

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Preeminent

Superior in status or fame to all others

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Specious

Seeming to be truthful on the surface, but actually false

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Contract

To reduce in size by drawing together

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Inadvertent

Unintentional; accidental

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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; dull

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Plaintive

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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Adapt

Very skilled

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Idiosyncrasy

A particular, peculiar or eccentric trait

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Uncouth

Uncultured; crude

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Herald

To bear news; to announced

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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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Arbitrary

Determined by chance or individual preference, not by reason

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Dais

A raised platform