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Flashcards in 8/6/14 Deck (54):
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persnickety

extremely meticulous - fussy

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wayward

willful, difficult to control

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unscrupulous

having or showing no moral principles, unethical

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posthumous

child born after death of father

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contentious

controversial

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genial

friendly, cheerful

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modicum

small quantity

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milieu

social environment

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strife

conflict, struggle

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extol

praise

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dysphoric

dissatisfied with life

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ebullient

cheerful and full of energy

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unflappable

showing calmness in crisis

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despondent

low in spirits from loss of hope or courage

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trenchant

commentary incisive, sharp, offensive

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largesse

money or gifts given

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stricture

restriction

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glean

extract

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dissemination

to spread or disperse widely

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temerity

lack of caution

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opulence

show of wealth and luxury

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pellucid

clear, easy to understand

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precis

a synopsis, summary

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perennial

lasting a long time

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evergreen

enduring value

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clemency

mercy and forgiveness

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ingratiating

trying to win affection of others

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erudite

having great knowledge or learning

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draconian

excessively harsh and severe (of laws)

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lithe

thin, supple, graceful

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hollowed

empty

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puissant

having great power or influence

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acumen

ability to make good judgements

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shrewdness

sharp powers of judgement

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polemical

argumentative, debating

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impudence

impertinent

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objurgate

to scold, rebuke

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portent

a sign or warning, omen

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brake

a check

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vitriol

harsh and bitter criticism

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dash

flair

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hauteur

arrogant

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pastoral

rustic, relating to the countryside

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consanguineous

people from same ancestor

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sentries

guards

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fecund

fertile

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progeny

offspring

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heralded

proclaimed, signal, harbinger

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erroneous

incorrect

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deftly

skillful

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chary of

wary, cautious

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beguiled by

charmed

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desuetude

disuse

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misanthropy

dislike of humankind