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Flashcards in Barron's 10 Deck (30):
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hieroglyphics

a system of writing in which pictorial symbols represent meanings or sounds; wirting or symbols that are difficult to decipher

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impinge

to strike; encroach

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phoenix

anything that is restored after suffering great destruction

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conjugal

relating to marriage

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overweening

showing excessive confidence or pride

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effervescence

state of high spirits or liveliness; process of bubling as gas escapes

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fledgling

immature, beginner; novice

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beneficent

kindly; doing good

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antediluvian

prehistoric

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daunt

to discourage; intimidate; dishearten

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concomitant

existing concurrently

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monolithic

solid and uniform; constituing a single, unified whole

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fallacious

based on a false idea or fact; misleading

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appropriate

to take possession of for one's own use; confiscate

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froward

a person that is difficult to deal with

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litany

lengthy recitation; repetitive chant

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conundrum

riddle; puzzle with no solution

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recluse

person who lives in seclusion and often in solitude

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vendetta

prolonged feud marked by bitter hostility

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interpolate

to insert; change by adding new words or material

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cozen

to mislead by trick or fraud; decieve

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expository

explanatory

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insuperable

impossible to overcome

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affinity

fondness; liking; similarity

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impassive

showing no emotion

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partisan

one-sided; committed to a party, group or cause

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magnanimity

generosity; nobility

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flout

to mock

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banter

the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks

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stipulate

to specify, demand a requirement (agreement)