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Flashcards in Additional Deck (44):
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Nostalgia

A sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former time or place

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Folly

A foolish action, practice, or idea

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Milieu

Surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature

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Candid

Frank; outspoken; open and sincere

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Bombastic

Of speech or writing. High sounding; high flown; inflated; pretentious

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Decorous

Characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character

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Visceral

Characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect

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Jingoism

Extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign-policy

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Ossified

Hardened like or into bone

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Substantiate

To establish by proof or competent evidence

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Derail

To cause to fail or become deflected from the purpose.

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Dictum

An authoritative pronouncement; a saying; maxim

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Equivocate

To use ambiguous or unclear expressions in order to mislead

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Denounce

To condemn or censure openly or publicly

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Cryptic

Mysterious in meeting; puzzling; ambiguous

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Supercilious

Haughtily disdainful or contemptuous

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Belligerence

A warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude

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Aspersion

A damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander

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Indigence

Seriously impoverished condition; poverty

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Tenacious

Pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate

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Perfidy

In act four instance of faithlessness or treachery

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Epitomize

Be a perfect example of

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Elliptical

Tending to be ambiguous, cryptic, or obscure

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Obtrusive

Noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way

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Diaphanous

Very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent

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Anomalous

Deviating from or inconsistent with the comment order, form, or rule

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Egalitarian

Asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the quality of all people

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Disdain

To look upon or treat with content; despise; scorn

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Dilettante

A person who takes up in part, activity, or subject merely for amusement

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Dowager

An elderly woman of stately dignity, especially one of elevated social position

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Iconoclast

A breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for religious veneration

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Purveyor

A person who purveys, provides, or supplies

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Unsubstantial

Without material substance or having no foundation

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Esoteric

Private; secret; confidential

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Tenable

Capable of being held, maintained, or defended

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Impugned

To cast challenge as false; cast doubt upon

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Flotsam

Useless for an important items; odd and end

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Reconnaissance

An examination or survey of the general geological characteristics of a region

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Raiment

Clothing; attire

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Irascible

Easily provoked to anger; very irritable

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Churlish

Boorish; rude

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Laconic

Using few words; express much in a few words; concise

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Stature

Degree of development attained; level of achievement

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Mercurial

Changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic