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Flashcards in Barron's 24 Deck (18):
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rationale

fundamental reason

2

paucity

scarcity

3

boorish

rude; insensitive

4

spendthrift

person who spends money recklessly

5

ethnocentric

evaluating other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one's own culture

6

inert

unable to move; sluggish

7

riposte

a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism

8

founder

to sink; fail; colapse

9

continence

self-control; abstention from sexual activity

10

flux

flowing; a continuous moving

11

appellation

name or title

12

buttress

to reinforce; support

13

salacious

lascivious, lustful

14

qualified

limited, restricted

15

insipid

lacking in flavor; dull

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indeterminate

uncertain; indefinite

17

fidelity

loyalty; exact correspondence

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savor

taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full