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Flashcards in Barron's 6 Deck (30):
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uncanny

myterious, strange

2

expatriate

to send into exile

3

miscreant

villain; criminal

4

exorcise

to expel evil spirits; free from bad influences

5

forswear

renounce; repudiate

6

distrait

inattentive; preoccupied

7

covert

hidden; secret

8

dissident

person who disagrees about beliefs

9

inconsequencial

insgnificant; unimportant

10

rail

to scold with bitter or abusive language

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disinterested

unpredujiced; objective

12

vogue

prevailing fashion or practice

13

microcosm

a small system having analogies to a larger system

14

spectrum

band of color, broad range of related ideas or objects

15

seismic

relating to earthquakes

16

aspersion

slander; false rumor

17

diverge

to vary; go in different directions from the same point

18

libido

sexual desire

19

ambrosia

something delicious; the food of the gods

20

accrue

to accumulate; grow by additions

21

belie

to contradict; misrepresent; give a false impression

22

cataclysm

a violent upheaval that causes great destruction and change

23

aggregate

amounting to a whole; total

24

cantankerous

irritable; ill-humored

25

preamble

preliminary statement

26

satyr

a creature that is half-man, half beast, with the horns and legs of a goat

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ineluctable

not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable

28

platitude

stale; overused expression

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impermeable

impossible to permeate

30

arrest

to stop; to seize