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Flashcards in 751-800 Deck (50)
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savor

to taste or smell

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fluster

to make nervous or upset

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relief

a distinction or a prominence due to contrast

4

habitat

a place where a person or thing is

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platitude

a commonplace remark delivered as if it were important

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sabotage

to deliberately obstruct or destruct

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minutiae

trivial details

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effervescent

giving off gas bubbles

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desiccate

to dry completely

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gregarious

seeking and enjoying the company of others

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sojourn

a brief visit

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listless

having no interest in what is going on about one

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secular

not religous

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defer

to delay

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surfeit

an excess

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compunction

feeling of uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

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decapitate

to cut off the head

18

rejuvenate

to restore energy or an appearance of youth

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chronology

arrangements of events in time

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provincial

limited in perspective

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pliant

easily bent

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melodramatic

exaggeratedly emotional or compliant

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paramount

supreme

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precocious

developing earlier than usual

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syntax

the way words are arranged to form phrases, clauses

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euphoria

a feeling of great happiness

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detach

to separate from a larger mass

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animosity

bitter hostility

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bard

a poet

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revere

to honor

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guffaw

to laugh loudly and crudely

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inveterate

established for a long time

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tenable

able to be maintained in argument

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mitigate

to improve by lessening the severity of

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giddy

dizzy

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diction

word choice is speech or writing

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negligent

careless

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omnipotent

all-powerful

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propagate

to multiply or reproduce

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malinger

to act sick in order to avoid work

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convene

to bring together

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eschew

to avoid

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arable

suitable for growing crops (of land)

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optimum

the most favorable point or condition

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err

to make mistake

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scoff

to make fun of

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saturate

to soak or fill to capacity

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excruciating

severely painful

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douse

to wet thoroughly

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restitution

compensation for a loss