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Flashcards in 851-875 Deck (25):
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bait

v. to torment or harass; to lure

2

score

v. to make cuts or lines on

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belligerent

adj. eager to fight; aggressive; engaged in warfare

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autocracy

n. rule by one person with unlimited power

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vitality

n. the force that distinguishes life from death; exuberance

6

suffuse

v. to spread through or over (as with light or color)

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ambiguous

adj. having more than one possible interpretation

8

painstaking

adj. very thorough; careful

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diaphanous

adj. of transparent or translucently fine texture; delicate and insubstantial

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innuendo

n. an indirect suggestion about someone or something, esp. of a negative nature

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callow

adj. inexperienced; not developed; immature

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remedial

adj. supplying a remedy; intended to correct

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solemn

adj. serious; grave

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expanse

n. a large amount of something spread out

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largess

n. generosity in giving gifts

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impair

v. to make worse; to damage

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gracious

adj. having or showing kindness, courtesy, charm, etc.

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immaterial

adj. not significant or relevant

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intervene

v. to come between two things

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stultify

v. to cause to lose interest, become bored, or feel dull and not alert

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lofty

adj. very high; noble

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recant

v. to formally take back a previous statement

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emanate

v. to send forth; to come forth

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coin

v. to devise a new word or phrase

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arduous

adj. difficult; laborious