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Flashcards in At the Pulpit Deck (20)
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Formidable

Causing fear, apprehension or dread

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Enigma

- a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence
- a person of puzzling or contradictory character

3

Surmise

Conjecture

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Ambivalence

Uncertainty, esp caused by the inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to do 2 opposing things

5

Sordid

Morally ignoble or vile

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Lament

To feel or express sorrow and regret

7

Query

A question or inquiry

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Diminutive

Small; little

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Vacuous

- empty
- lacking in ideas or intelligence

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Reverie

A state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing

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Conciliatory

- to overcome distrust or hostility
- to win over

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Emphatic

- strongly expressive
- forceful, insistent

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Elegy

A mournful, melancholy or plaintive poem (ex. Funeral song)
- dirge

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Cognizant

To be aware

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Inexplicable

Incapable of being explained

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Deify

- to make a god
- to personify as a deity

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Aggregate

Collection, combined, total

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Celestial

- pertaining to the sky or visible heaven
- divine, heavenly

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Blasphemy

irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred, priceless, etc.

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Venerate

To regard or treat with reverence