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Flashcards in Barron's 21 Deck (19):
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truculent

aggressive

2

suppliant

a person making a plea to someone in power or authority.

3

servile

having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others.

4

amenable

open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled; cooperative

5

penchant

inclination toward something

6

warrant

justify an action

7

peremptory

insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way; leaving no choice

8

copious

abundant; plentiful

9

disparage

regard or represent as being of little worth

10

theocracy

government by priests representing a god

11

coquette

woman who flirts

12

abject

extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading

13

gainsay

to deny; dispute; oppose

14

plumb

determine the depth

15

preempt

to acquire for oneself before others can do so

16

fulsome

so excessive as to be disgusting (flattery)

17

goad

to stimulate some action or reaction.

18

subside

to settle down, grow quiet

19

ambivalence

the state of having conflicting emotional attitudes