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Flashcards in Barron's 15 Deck (20):
1

tryst

agreement between lovers to meet, rendez-vous

2

implausible

unlikely; unbelievable

3

harrowing

extremely distressing; terrifying

4

secrete

produce and release substance into organism

5

chivalry

the qualities idealized by knighthood such as bravery and gallantry toward women

6

homogeneous

composed of identical parts; uniform in composition

7

miscellany

a mixture

8

blandishment

flattery

9

asylum

place of refuge or shelter

10

dross

waste; worthless matter

11

sporadic

occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated

12

avarice

extreme greed

13

argot

a specialized vocabulary used by a group; jargon

14

artless

guileless; natural

15

peregrination

wandering from place to place

16

perennial

present throughout the years; persistent

17

petulant

rude; peevish

18

attenuate

to weaken

19

discretion

quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions

20

fracas

a loud quarrel; brawl