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Flashcards in Barron's 2 Deck (30):
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plaintive

melancholy; mournful

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refractory

stubborn, resisting ordinary methods of treatment

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asperity

severity; harshness; irritability

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sensuous

relating to the senses

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subsume

to include, incorporate

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puissant

powerful

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prehensile

capable of grasping

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intangible

not material

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resolution

determination, resolve

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Elysian

delightful; blissful

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tortuous

having many twists and turns, highly complex

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distill

extract the essential elements

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fissure

crevice

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hallowed

holy; sacred

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ingenous

naive and trusting; lacking sophistication

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convention

practice widely observed in a group; custom; accepted technique or device

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egoism

the tendency to see things in relation to oneself; self-centeredness

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venal

mercenary, corruptible

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platonic

spiritual; theoretical

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supplicant

one who asks humbly and earnestly

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document

to provide with written evidence to support

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execrable

detertable; abhorrent

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cant

insincere talk; language of a particular group

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dichotomy

division into two usually contradictory parts

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piquant

pleasantly pungent; attractive

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piety

devoutness

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equable

steady; unvarying; serene

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alchemy

medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold; a seemingly magical power or process of transmutation

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skeptic

one who doubts

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solicitous

concerned, attentive, eager