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Flashcards in Barron's 8 Deck (30):
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equanimity

composure; calmness

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pervasive

spread throughout every part

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caucus

smaller group within an organization

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nexus

a means of connection; a center

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fusion

union; synthesis

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irresolute

unsure of how to act; weak

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discerning

perceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgement

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grouse

to complain

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anomalous

irregular; deviating from the norm

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pique

fleeting feeling or hurt pride

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denigrate

to slur someone's reputation

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antecedent

something that comes before

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conciliatory

overcoming distrust or hostility

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contiguous

touching; neighboring; connecting without a break

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eugenics

study of factors that influence the hereditary qualities of the human race and ways to improve those qualities

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existential

having to do with existence

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apposite

strikingly appropriate and relevant

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contend

to assert

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elixir

a sustance believed to have the power to cure ills

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minatory

threatening; menacing

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schematic

relating to or in the form of an outline or diagram

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rarefied

refined

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minuscule

very small

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untenable

indefensible

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exhort

to urge by strong appeals

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turbid

muddy, opaque, in a state of great confusion

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tenet

belief, doctrine

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lascivious

lustful

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quagmire

marsh, difficult situation

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castigation

punishment; chastisement; criticism