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Flashcards in Barron's 19 Deck (20):
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collage

artistic composition of materials pasted over a surface; an assemblage of diverse elements

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centrifugal

moving away from a center

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mundane

worldy as opposed to spiritual; concerned with the ordinary

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reprobate

morally unprincipled person

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tautology

unnecessary repetition

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wistful

having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing

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tenuous

weak, insubstantial

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pellucid

transparent; easily understood

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stygian

dark and gloomy, hellish

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anarchy

absence of government; state of disorder

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vexation

irritation, annoyance

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viable

capable of working successfully; feasible

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sensual

relating to the senses, gratifying the physical (sexual) senses

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filibuster

use of obstructive tactics in a legislature to block passage of a law

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rebus

puzzle in whic pictures or symbols represent words

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recant

retract a statement of opinion

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extraneous

irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with

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vertigo

dizziness

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abstinence

the giving up of certain pleasures

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sundry

various