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Flashcards in Barron's 22 Deck (19):
1

dearth

scarcity

2

flora

plants of a region or era

3

placid

calm and peaceful

4

staccato

marked by abrupt, clear-cut sounds

5

striated

striped or streaked

6

dissolution

disintegration;debauchery

7

inure

accustom

8

presumptuous

rude; improperly bold

9

deterrent

something that discourages or hinders

10

cornucopia

horn overflowing with fruit and grain; state of abundance

11

supposition

a belief held without proof or certain knowledge; an assumption or hypothesis

12

discredit

to dishonor; disgrace

13

digression

act of straying from the main point

14

presage

be a sign or warning of (an imminent event, typically an unwelcome one)

15

entomology

the scientific study of insects

16

stultify

cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine

17

onomatopeia

formation or use of words that imitate sounds of the actions they refer to

18

allure

the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating

19

transgression

act of trespassing or violating a law or rule