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Flashcards in 951-1000 Deck (50):
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qualitative

of or relating to how good somethin gis

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connive

to join secretly in a plot; conspire; to support a wrongdoing by ignoring or failing to report it

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stampede

a situation in which a lot of people try to do the same thing at the same time

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uncompromising

not willing to change a decision, opinion, method, etc; not willing to make or accept a compromise

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resonance

a quality that makes something personally meaningful or important to someone

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litigate

to try in court

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bent

having a strong desire to do

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gaze

to look at someone or something in a steady way and sually for a long time

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conducive

contributive; tending to

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demographic

the qualities of a specific group of people

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self-defeating

meant to solve a problem but actually causing the same or another problem; causing more problems than it solves

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eventuate

to happen in the end; to result ultimately

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braggart

boaster

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vitiate

to impair; make faulty; spoil

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dwindle

shrink; reduce

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weary

lacking strength, energy, or freshness because of a need for rest or sleep; tired

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suggestible

likely to believe that what someone says is true or may be true; easily influenced

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taciturn

habitually silent; talking little

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inward

of or relating to a person's mind or spirit

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metropolis

a very large or important city

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prance

to walk or move in a lively and proud way

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enamored

in a state in which you love, admire, or are very interested in something or someone

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archaic

antiquated

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fringe

on the outer edge of something

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scores

a large number or amount of people or things

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understate

to say that is smaller, less important, etc., than it really is

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relic

surviving remnant; memento

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imperialism

the effect that a powerful country has in influencing the way people live in other countries

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spin (n)

certain way of describing something meant to influence other people's opinion of it

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cower

shrink quivering, as from fear

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utmost

greatest or highest in degree, number, or amount

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irreverence

lack of proper respect

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ground

to provide a basis or reason for

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illustrious

admired and respected very much because a lot was achieved

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edible

suitable or safe to eat

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pesky

annoying; disagreeable

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shroud

to cover or hide

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circumspect

watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent

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affix

fasten; attach; add on

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halcyon

tranquil; peaceful; calm; happy and carefree

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conjoin

to join together for a common purpose

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quack

charlatan; imposter

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clarify

to make easier to understand

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overshadow

to cause to seem less important when compared to something else

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dread

to fear something that will or might happen

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serendipity

luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for

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exemplify

serve as an example of; embody; to be a very good example of; to show very clearly

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profligate

dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoral

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coalition

partnership; league; union

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blur

to make unclear