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Flashcards in Advanced Word List # 11 Deck (100):
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Abate

reduce in intensity

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Abjure

renounce; swear to refrain from something

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Blandishment

Words used to coax or flatter [blandish (v)]

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Boor

ill-mannered person [boorish (a)]

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Cardinal

1. high ranking church official; 2. major, important

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Deliberate

1. slow (a); 1. to think over (v); 3. on purpose (a)

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Equivocation

speaking ambiguously [equivocate (v), equivocal (a)]

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Feckless

feeble; helpless; lacking in initiative

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Imperturbability

quality of being calm and not easily disturbed [imperturbable (a)]

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Meretricious

falsely attractive; tawdry

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Augury

prediction; looking for omens [auger (v)]

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Boycott

refuse to have dealings with

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Glib

slick; superficial esp. in speech

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Incise

cut into [incision (n); incisive (a)]

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Moralistic

concerned with morals

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Ostracism

shunning; social isolation [ostracize (v)]

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Penchant

inclination; leaning; tendency; predilection

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Rarefy

make less dense [rarefaction (n)

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Repine

fret; be discontented

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Stipulate

specify [stipulation (n)]

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Diaphanous

transparent; thin and delicate

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Feint

pretended attack; a move intended to deceive

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Inured

hardened; habituated

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Mettlesome

spirited [mettle (n)]

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Puissance

power

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Recondite

obscure

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Stygian

very dark

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Touting

advertising; supporting [tout (v)]

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Virtuosity

skill; expertise [virtuoso (n); virtuosi (n.pl)]

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Volubility

excessive talkativeness [voluble (a)]

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Caret

punctuation mark signifying omission

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Contiguous

adjacent; touching; abutting [contiguity (n)]

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Damp

(use of vibration) reduce in extent

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Ellipsis

omission of essential words

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Extirpation

wiping out; complete destruction [extirpate (v)]

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Foppish

behaving or dressing like a dandy; excessively concerned with fashion

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Gaffe

blunder; social mistake

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Hortatory

encouraging; exhorting

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Opprobrious

expressing great scorn [opprobrium (n)]

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Recumbent

reclining; lying down

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Ambidextrous

able to use both left and right hands equally well

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Culpability

guilt [culpable = blameworthy]

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Discernment

judgment; perceptiveness

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Encomium

praise

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Inveigle

coax; cajole; wheedle; entice

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Minatory

threatening

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Ossified

turned to bone; become rigid [ossification (n)]

48

Plumb

measure depth of (v); exact (a. slang)

49

Quintessential

most typical; the perfect example of [quintessence (n)]

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Runic

mysterious; magical

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Accretion

accumulation of matter; growth produced by adding from the outside

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Anachronistic

occurring in the wrong time period [anachronism (n)]

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Chronic

long lasting (often used for diseases in which case the opposite is acute)

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Churlishness

rudeness; ill-mannered behavior

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Demagogue

mob leader (who appeals to base instincts) [demagogy/demagoguery (n)]

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Effrontery

daring; audacity (has a negative connotation)

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Idyll

story or incident in peaceful or ideal setting [idyllic (a)]

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Interregnum

interval between reigns or governments

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Nugatory

of minor significance; futile

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Sinecure

job which pays salary but requiring little effort

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Anodized

electroplated; coated with thin layer of metal

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Aphoristic

expressed tersely [aphorism (n) = short statement; maxim]

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Canonical

orthodox [canon (n) = set of accepted works]

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Commensurate

equal in significance

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Dexterity

skill, esp. with hands [dexterous (a)]

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Extant

still in existence (opposite of extinct)

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Impugned

challenged; called into question

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Probity

uprightness; honesty

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Raconteur

person who relates a story

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Solicitous

kindly; expressing care and concern

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Amalgamate

join; consolidate [amalgamation (n)]

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Baleful

evil

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Coerce

force [coercion (n); coercing (a)]

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Inchoate

undeveloped; nascent

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Iniquitous

evil; unjust [iniquity (n)]

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Libertine

dissolute person, prodigal

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Millinery

hats and hat-making

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Natty

neat; dapper; smart

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Occluded

obscured; blocked

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Sidereal

of or related to stars

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Avaricious

greedy for money

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Extirpate

wipe out totally

83

Halcyon

peaceful and happy; calm (esp. of summer weather)

84

List (v)

1. to lead to one side; 2. to write in order

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Maudlin

sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

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Refulgent

glowing; radiant

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Subliminal

below the threshold of consciousness

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Testiness

irritability; irascibility [testy (a)]

89

Vituperate

attack bitterly

90

Whittle

1. carve with knife; 2. reduce step by step

91

Caricature

ridicule (v); cartoon intended to ridicule

92

Colander

bowl with holes used to drain vegetables etc.

93

Cumbersome

bulky; difficult to carry [encumber = to burden]

94

Dispatch

1. send (v); 2. speed; celerity (n)

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Epistemology

theory of knowledge

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Froward

stubborn; wayward; disobedient

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Supine

lying flat on one's back

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Throwback

exhibiting primitive, or ancestral, traits

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Untoward

unexpected

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Verisimilar

true to life; giving the appearance of reality