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Flashcards in Barron's 16 Deck (20):
1

lambaste

to trash verbally or physically

2

exigency

crisis; urgent requirements

3

complaisant

willingness to comply with the wishes of others

4

beatify

to sanctify; to bless; to ascribe a virtue to

5

metaphysics

a branch of philosophy that investigates the ultimate nature of reality

6

tumid

swollen, distended

7

formidable

menacing; threatening

8

oligarchy

form of government in which power belongs to only a few leaders

9

frieze

ornamental band on a wall

10

supine

lying on the back, marked by lethargy

11

plutocracy

society ruled by the wealthy

12

torque

a turning or twisting force

13

resolve

determination, firmness of purpose

14

exact

to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority

15

oscillate

to move back and forth

16

maverick

an unorthodox or independent-minded person.

17

intransigence

stubbornness; refusal to compromise

18

dormant

inactive

19

minutia

petty details

20

labile

likely to change