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Flashcards in Barron's 18 Deck (20):
1

aver

to affirm; declare to be true

2

porous

full of holes; permeable to liquids

3

nostalgia

sentimental longing for a past time

4

propensity

inclination, tendency

5

inveterate

confirmed; long standing

6

allay

to lessen; ease; soothe

7

implode

collapse inward violently

8

epistemology

branch of philosophy that examines the nature of knowledge

9

vivisection

dissection, surgery, or painful experiments performed on a living animal for the purpose of scientific research

10

artifact

item made by human craft

11

vacuous

empty, void, lacking intelligence

12

precursor

forerunner; predecessor

13

incursion

sudden invasion

14

machination

plot or scheme

15

categorical

absolute; without exception

16

bovine

cowlike

17

divulge

to make known something that is secret

18

pathological

relating to pathology

19

sordid

filthy, contemptible and corrupt

20

incongruity

state of not fitting; incompatibility