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Flashcards in April 23rd Deck (21):
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Opprobrium

Disgrace and disapproval that result from outrageously shameless actions.

2

Insensible

Incapable of feeling. Unaware.

3

Edify

Uplift, enlighten.

4

Perfidy / Perfidious

Apostate

Recreant

Person who abandons a party, cause, religion etc.

5

Insolent

Effrontery

Shameless boldness

6

Dyspeptic

Pessimistic, grumpy, irritable

7

Wizened

Hoary

Grizzled

Antediluvian

Withered, shrivelled, very old.

8

Malinger

Pretend to be sick to get out of work

9

Doctrinaire

Dogmatic

Stubbornly devoted to a theory without practical considerations.

10

Beguile

Inveigle

Seduce, Entice, lure.

11

Trenchant

Forceful or vigorous

12

Militate

Have great effect. (often as militate against)

13

Missive

Letter, written message

14

Pare

Peel off, cut off the outer layer.

15

Penumbra

Periphery

16

Demur

Show reluctance especially for moral reasons.

17

Sophomoric

Jejune

Peurile

Childish, Juvenile, immature

18

Exigent

Requiring immediate attention

19

Investiture

Investing, formally giving someone a right or a title.

20

Manacle

Stymie or Stymy

Fetter

Trammel

Hinder or block.

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Imprecation

Malediction

Execration

Curse