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Flashcards in April 24 Deck (44):
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Arrogate

Expropriate

To claim or seize without justification

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Orotund

Bombastic

Turgid

Tumid

Tumescent

Swollen in speech.

Orotund - full and rich in voice

3

Solecism

Malapropism

Minor blunder in speech or etiquette.

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Ponderous

Weighed down

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Dithyramb

Panegyric

Encomium

Lofty praise.

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Lachrymose

Weepy, Melancholic

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Prolixity

Voluble

Garrulous

Loquacious

Circumlocution

Palaverous

wordy, verbose

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Stratagem

Military manoeuvre to deceive. Crafty scheme

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Fomenter

Incendiary

Demagogue

Setting on fire, arousing strife

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Apophthegm

Dictum

Proverb

Formal or authoritative pronouncement.

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Tractable

Biddable

Easily controlled, docile.

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Sinecure

A job or position that pays well while requiring little work.

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Equivocate

Palter

Mendacious

Prevaricate

Dissemble

Unclear language to deceive.

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Lassitude

Enervated

Languid

Torpor

Flag

Lackadaisical

Indolent

Drooping from exhaustion, lacking in spirit.

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Credulous

Naive

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Polemic

Eristic

Pugnacious

Controversial.

Combative

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Parry

Deflect or avoid

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Cupidity

Avarice

Rapacity

Excessive greed.

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Dilatory

Tardy, procrastination

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Dudgeon

Umbrage

To take offence or annoyance

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Bowdlerize

Expurgate

Red-pencil

Censure. Remove objectionable or offensive parts.

22

Irreverant

Impious

Lacking respect or reverence

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Contemporaries

a person or thing living or existing at the same time as another.

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Recondite

Little known, abstruse.

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Several

some, not many.

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Excising

charge excise on

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Fecklessness

irresponsible, lacking initiative or strength

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Indictment

A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime

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impecunious

Having little or no money

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Hortatory

trying to strongly encourage or persuade someone to do something

31

Extant

Still in existence, surviving

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Trifling

Trivial

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Promulgated

To promote or make widely known

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Insipid

Lacking flavour, weak or tasteless. Bland.

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Heterodox

Not confirming to accepted orthodox.

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Ameliorate

Make something better

37

Outmoded

Old-fashioned

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Tillage

Preparation of land for growing crops

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Harbinger

A person or thing that announces the arrival of another

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Panacea

A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases

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Adroit

Clever or skillful

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Bucolic

Pastoral

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Spurious

False or Fake. Related to Specious (misleading in appearance)

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Hidebound

Unwilling or unable to change because of convention