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Flashcards in Barron's 4 Deck (30):
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problematic

posing a problem; doubtful

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causal

involving a cause

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simile

comparison of one thing with another using "like" or "as"

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churlish

rude; boorish

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apropos

relevant

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fetter

to bind; confine

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gustatory

affecting the sense of taste

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salutary

expecting an improvement, favorable to health

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vapid

tasteless, dull

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concoct

to invent

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rue

regret

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appease

to calm, pacify, placate

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quibble

to argue over insignificant and irrelevant details

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facetious

homorous

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internecine

deadly to both sides

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blase

bored because of frequent indulgence; unconcerned

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codify

to systematize

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contentious

quarrelsome; causing quarrels

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premonition

forewarning; presentiment

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stint

to be sparing

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imbroglio

complicated situation; an entanglement

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ornithologist

scientist who studies birds

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substantiate

to support with proof or evidence

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rubric

protocol, title or heading

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vituperative

using or containing harsh, abusive censure

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tutelary

serving as a guardian or protector

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fresco

a painting done on plaster

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clairvoyant

one who can predict the future; psychic

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factotum

a person who does all sorts of work; a handyman

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adjunct

something added, attached, or joined