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Flashcards in Barron's 11 Deck (30):
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captious

faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument

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compendium

brief, comprehensive summary

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thespian

an actor or actress

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fulminate

to attack loudly; denounce

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negate

to cancel out; nullify

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plasticity

pliability; condition of being able to be shaped or formed

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denouement

outcome; unraveling of the plot of a play or work of literature

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obsequy

funeral ceremony

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adamant

refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.

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impair

to damage; injure

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abysmal

very bad

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perigee

point in an orbit that is closest to the earth

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enhance

to increase; improve

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refute

to contradict, disprove

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plummet

to fall; plunge

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doggerel

poor verse

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morose

ill-humored; sullen

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essay

to make an attempt; subject to a test

19

levee

en embankment that prevents a river from overflowing

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abscission

the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant

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ruse

trick, crafty stratagem

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sartorial

pertaining to tailors

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raiment

clothing

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iconoclastic

attacking cherished traditions

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fiat

arbitray order; authorization

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juggernaut

huge froce destrying everything in its path

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profound

(of a person or statement) having or showing great knowledge or insight

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amenity

something that increases comfort

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sage

wise

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patois

jargon; a regional dialect