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Flashcards in Barron's 9 Deck (30):
1

elicit

to provoke; draw out

2

tremulous

trembling, frugal, timid

3

bacchanalian

pertaining to riotous or drunken festivity; pertaining to revelry

4

diffuse

to spread out

5

rescind

to cancel

6

commensurate

proportional

7

reprise

repetition, especially of a piece of music

8

complement

something that completes or makes up a whole

9

harangue

long, pompous speech; tirade

10

expatiate

to speak or write at length

11

conscript

a person compulsorily enrolled for military service

12

relegate

to consign to an inferior position

13

extant

in existence; not lost

14

travesty

parody, exaggerated imitation, caricature

15

opprobium

public disgrace; contempt

16

prohibitive

so high as to prevent the purchase or use of, forbidding

17

defunct

no longer existing

18

sextant

navigation tool that determines latitude and longitude

19

valedictory

pertaining to a farewell

20

consecrate

to declare sacred

21

itinerary

route of a traveler's journey

22

necromancy

black magic

23

metamorphosis

change; transformation

24

idolatry

idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

25

felicitous

suitable expressed; wee-chose; appropiate

26

reproach

to find fault with, blame

27

gerrymander

to divide an area into voting districts in a way that favors a political party

28

grandiloquent

pompous; bombastic

29

compliant

yielding

30

desuetude

state of disuse