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Flashcards in 8/15/14 Deck (21):
1

demure (v)

characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

2

callous

made hard; hardened.

3

gaudy

showy and flashy in a cheap way

4

cistern

a container for holding water

5

subterfuge

a way to evade a rule, escape a consequence, or hide something

6

arbitrate

to submit to mediation

7

controvert

to argue against

8

petulant

showing irritation over something that is of little importance

9

sorrel

reddish color

10

subvert

to undermine

11

demur

to make an objection

12

assuage

to make milder or less severe, to soften

13

repute

reputation

14

elegy

a mournful poem

15

flagrancy

shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error.

16

dialect

a special variety of language (way of speaking) that is specific to a particular group of people

17

pedestal

architectural support for a column, statue, face or such

18

lathe

a machine for use in working wood, metal, etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.

19

splice

to join together or unite (two ropes or parts of a rope) by the interweaving of strands.

20

tithe

a 10% offering, or just an offering to a group

21

trite

lacking in freshness