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Flashcards in 8.14.14 Deck (39):
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surly

bad tempered, unfriendly

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exploit

to make full use of and benefit from

3

remiss

negligent

4

tempestuous

someone with strong emotions

5

doting

excessively fond of someone

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repast

meal

7

omnipotent

all-powerfulness, supremacy

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omniscient

all-knowing

9

desuetude

state of disuse

10

hamper

to hinder

11

misanthrope

hater of mankind, cynic

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puissant

powerful

13

hallowed

holy, blessed

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sanguine

optimistic

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bellicose

belligerent

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hawkish

aggressive

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high-handed

domineering, overbearing

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pith

main point

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peccadilloes

minor faults or sins

20

deride

to expect contempt

21

vituperate

scold, upbraid

22

incendiary

combustible, flammable

23

parry

to evade

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virescent

to become green

25

risible

laughable

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arch

mischievous, teasing

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sagacious

wise

28

verdant

new, experienced

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deposed

forced out of power (kings, dictators...)

30

dulcet

sweet, soothing, mellow

31

motley

miscellaneous

32

nostrum

medicine, panacea

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bifurcate

to split, forked, branched

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aphorism

short saying

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deification

being treated like a god

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obloquy

vilification

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pedantry

excessive concern with minor details and rules

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pulchritude

beauty

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quiescent

period of inactivity or dormancy