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Flashcards in Barron's 1 Deck (30):
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poseur

poerson who affects an attitude to impress others

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reverent

expressing deep respect, worshipful

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ostentatious

showy; pretentious

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avocation

secondary occupation

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disseminate

to spread; scatter; disperse

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purport

to profess, suppose, claim

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virtuoso

someone with master skills, expert musician

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repine

fret, complain

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saturnine

gloomy

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sylvan

related to the woods or forest

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physiognomy

facial features

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defame

to malign; harm someone's reputation

13

primordial

original; existing from the beginning

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confound

to baffle; perplex; mix up

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cloister

to confine; seclude

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default

to fail to act

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log

record of a voyage; record of daily activities

18

modicum

limited quantity

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travail

work, especially arduous work

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indigence

poverty

21

guise

outward appearance; false appearance

22

machiavellian

crafty; double-dealing

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autonomous

self-governing; independent

24

lilliputian

extremely small

25

broach

to mention for the first time

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proscribe

to condemn, forbid, outlaw

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transient

temporary, fleeting

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delineate

to represent or depict

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emollient

soothing; mollifying

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sodden

thoroughly soaked, saturated