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Flashcards in Barron's 5 Deck (30):
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gauche

coarse and uncouth; clumsy

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cognizant

informed; conscious; aware

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misogynist

one who hates women

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mnemonic

realated to memory; assisting memory

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mettle

courage; endurance

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query

question

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lucre

money or profits

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callous

thick-skinned; insensitive

9

canon

an established set of principles; a basis or standard for judgment; a group of literary works

10

demotic

pertaining to people

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bawdy

obscene

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disjointed

lacking order or coherence; dislocated

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insinuate

to suggest; say indirectly; imply

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taxonomy

science of classification

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cardinal

of foremost importance

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prate

to talk idly; chatter

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brazen

bold; shameless

18

cosmology

study of the universe as a totality; theory of the origin and structure of the universe

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strut

to swagger, display to impress others

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lustrous

shining

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flourish

en embellishment or ornamentation

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vortex

whirpool, center of turbulence

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archeology

the study of material evidence of past human life

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juxtapose

place side by side

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megalomania

delusions of power or importance

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intimate

marked by close acquaintance

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stanch

to stop or check the flow of

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explicate

to explain;interpret;clarify

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inadvertenly

carelessly; unintentionally

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subversive

intended to undermine or underthrow, especially an established government