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Flashcards in Barrons 3 Deck (200):
1

Flout

v. to treat scornfully

2

Flux

n. flowing; acontinuous moving

3

Foment

v. to incite; arouse

4

Forbearance

n. patience

5

Forestall

v. to prevent; delay

6

Forswear

v. renounce; repudiate

7

Founder

v. to sink; fail; collapse

8

Florid

adj. ruddy; reddish; flowery

9

Finesse

v. to handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy; to use finesse, that is, refinement in performance

10

Fissure

n. crevice

11

Fledgling

n. beginner; novice

12

Felicitous

adj. suitably expressed; appropriate; well-chosen

13

Factotum

n. a person who does all sorts of work; a handyman

14

Fallacious

adj. based on a false idea or fact; misleading

15

Fallow

adj. plowed but not sowed; uncultivated

16

Fatuous

adj. foolishly self-satisfied

17

Extirpate

v. to root up; to destroy

18

Extraneous

adj. not essential

19

Extrinsic

adj. not inherent or essential

20

Expiate

v. to atone for

21

Explicate

v. to explain; interpret; clarify

22

Expository

adj. explanatory

23

Extant

adj. in existence; not lost

24

Extemporaneous

adj. unrehearsed

25

Exorcise

v. to expel evil spirits; free from bad influences

26

Expatiate

v. to speak or write at length

27

Expatriate

v. to send into exile

28

Exact

v. to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority

29

Exacting

adj. extremely demanding

30

Exculpate

v. to clear of blame; vindicate

31

Execrable

adj. detestable; abhorrent

32

Exhort

v. to urge by strong appeals

33

Evince

v. to show plainly; be an indication of

34

Ethnocentric

adj. based on the attitude that one's group is superior

35

Etiology

n. causes or origins

36

Etymology

n. origin and history of a word

37

Essay

v. to make an attempt; subject to a test

38

Estimable

adj. admirable; possible to estimate

39

Equanimity

n. composure; calmness

40

Equivocate

v. to intentionally use vague language

41

Errant

adj. mistaken; straying from the proper course

42

Epistemology

n. branch of philosophy that examines the nature of knowledge

43

Equable

adj. steady; unvarying; serene

44

Entomology

n. the scientific study of insects

45

Encomium

n. a formal expression of praise

46

Endemic

adj. inherent; belonging to an area

47

Enervate

v. to weaken

48

Emollient

adj. soothing; mollifying

49

Emaciated

adj. thin and wasted

50

Elegy

n. poem or song expressing lamentation

51

Elicit

v. to provoke; draw out

52

Elysian

adj. blissful; delightful

53

Effrontery

n. shameless boldness; presumptuousness

54

Effete

adj. depleted of vitality; overrefined; decadent

55

Effervescence

n. state of high spirits or liveliness

56

Dogmatic

adj. stating opinions without proof

57

Dogma

n. belief asserted on authority without evidence

58

Dross

n. waste; worthless matter; trivial matter

59

Divest

v. to strip; deprive

60

Dissolution

n. disintegration; debauchery

61

Distend

v. to expand; swell out

62

Distill

v. to extract the essential elements

63

Distrait

adj. inattentive; preoccupied

64

Diverge

v. to vary; go in different directions from the same point

65

Doctrinaire

adj. relating to a person who cannot compromise about points of a theory or doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

66

Dissemble

v. to pretend; disguise one's motives

67

Discrete

adj. constituting a separate thing; distinct

68

Discretion

n. quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions; circumspection; freedom to act on one's own

69

Disingenuous

adj. not candid; crafty

70

Disparage

v. to belittle

71

Discomfit

v. to make uneasy; disconcert

72

Discredit

v. to dishonor; disgrace; cause to be doubted

73

Discrepancy

n. difference between

74

Diffidence

n. shyness; lack of confidence

75

Dirge

n. funeral hymn

76

Disabuse

v. to free from a misconception

77

Discerning

adj. preceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgment

78

Detraction

n. the act of taking away; derogatory comment on a person's character

79

Diaphanous

adj. transparent; fine-textured; insubstantial; vague

80

Derivative

n. something derived; unoriginal

81

Desultory

adj. random; disconnected; rambling

82

Deride

v. to mock

83

Demur

v. to express doubt

84

Denigrate

v. to slur someone's reputation

85

Denizen

n. an inhabitant; a regular visitor

86

Defunct

adj. no longer existing

87

Delineate

v. to represent or depict

88

Demotic

adj. pertaining to people

89

Deference

n. respect; regard for another's wish

90

Cozen

v. to mislead by trick or fraud; deceive

91

Craven

adj. cowardly

92

Credence

n. acceptance of something as true

93

Credo

n. statement of belief or principle; creed

94

Daunt

v. to discourage; intimidate; dishearten

95

Covert

adj. hidden; secret

96

Convex

adj. curved outward

97

Coquette

n. woman who flirts

98

Continence

n. self-control

99

Contrite

adj. very sorrowful for a wrong

100

Contumacious

adj. disobedient; rebellious

101

v. to treat scornfully

Flout

102

n. flowing; acontinuous moving

Flux

103

v. to incite; arouse

Foment

104

n. patience

Forbearance

105

v. to prevent; delay

Forestall

106

v. renounce; repudiate

Forswear

107

v. to sink; fail; collapse

Founder

108

adj. ruddy; reddish; flowery

Florid

109

v. to handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy; to use finesse, that is, refinement in performance

Finesse

110

n. crevice

Fissure

111

n. beginner; novice

Fledgling

112

adj. suitably expressed; appropriate; well-chosen

Felicitous

113

n. a person who does all sorts of work; a handyman

Factotum

114

adj. based on a false idea or fact; misleading

Fallacious

115

adj. plowed but not sowed; uncultivated

Fallow

116

adj. foolishly self-satisfied

Fatuous

117

v. to root up; to destroy

Extirpate

118

adj. not essential

Extraneous

119

adj. not inherent or essential

Extrinsic

120

v. to atone for

Expiate

121

v. to explain; interpret; clarify

Explicate

122

adj. explanatory

Expository

123

adj. in existence; not lost

Extant

124

adj. unrehearsed

Extemporaneous

125

v. to expel evil spirits; free from bad influences

Exorcise

126

v. to speak or write at length

Expatiate

127

v. to send into exile

Expatriate

128

v. to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority

Exact

129

adj. extremely demanding

Exacting

130

v. to clear of blame; vindicate

Exculpate

131

adj. detestable; abhorrent

Execrable

132

v. to urge by strong appeals

Exhort

133

v. to show plainly; be an indication of

Evince

134

adj. based on the attitude that one's group is superior

Ethnocentric

135

n. causes or origins

Etiology

136

n. origin and history of a word

Etymology

137

v. to make an attempt; subject to a test

Essay

138

adj. admirable; possible to estimate

Estimable

139

n. composure; calmness

Equanimity

140

v. to intentionally use vague language

Equivocate

141

adj. mistaken; straying from the proper course

Errant

142

n. branch of philosophy that examines the nature of knowledge

Epistemology

143

adj. steady; unvarying; serene

Equable

144

n. the scientific study of insects

Entomology

145

n. a formal expression of praise

Encomium

146

adj. inherent; belonging to an area

Endemic

147

v. to weaken

Enervate

148

adj. soothing; mollifying

Emollient

149

adj. thin and wasted

Emaciated

150

n. poem or song expressing lamentation

Elegy

151

v. to provoke; draw out

Elicit

152

adj. blissful; delightful

Elysian

153

n. shameless boldness; presumptuousness

Effrontery

154

adj. depleted of vitality; overrefined; decadent

Effete

155

n. state of high spirits or liveliness

Effervescence

156

adj. stating opinions without proof

Dogmatic

157

n. belief asserted on authority without evidence

Dogma

158

n. waste; worthless matter; trivial matter

Dross

159

v. to strip; deprive

Divest

160

n. disintegration; debauchery

Dissolution

161

v. to expand; swell out

Distend

162

v. to extract the essential elements

Distill

163

adj. inattentive; preoccupied

Distrait

164

v. to vary; go in different directions from the same point

Diverge

165

adj. relating to a person who cannot compromise about points of a theory or doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

Doctrinaire

166

v. to pretend; disguise one's motives

Dissemble

167

adj. constituting a separate thing; distinct

Discrete

168

n. quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions; circumspection; freedom to act on one's own

Discretion

169

adj. not candid; crafty

Disingenuous

170

v. to belittle

Disparage

171

v. to make uneasy; disconcert

Discomfit

172

v. to dishonor; disgrace; cause to be doubted

Discredit

173

n. difference between

Discrepancy

174

n. shyness; lack of confidence

Diffidence

175

n. funeral hymn

Dirge

176

v. to free from a misconception

Disabuse

177

adj. preceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgment

Discerning

178

n. the act of taking away; derogatory comment on a person's character

Detraction

179

adj. transparent; fine-textured; insubstantial; vague

Diaphanous

180

n. something derived; unoriginal

Derivative

181

adj. random; disconnected; rambling

Desultory

182

v. to mock

Deride

183

v. to express doubt

Demur

184

v. to slur someone's reputation

Denigrate

185

n. an inhabitant; a regular visitor

Denizen

186

adj. no longer existing

Defunct

187

v. to represent or depict

Delineate

188

adj. pertaining to people

Demotic

189

n. respect; regard for another's wish

Deference

190

v. to mislead by trick or fraud; deceive

Cozen

191

adj. cowardly

Craven

192

n. acceptance of something as true

Credence

193

n. statement of belief or principle; creed

Credo

194

v. to discourage; intimidate; dishearten

Daunt

195

adj. hidden; secret

Covert

196

adj. curved outward

Convex

197

n. woman who flirts

Coquette

198

n. self-control

Continence

199

adj. very sorrowful for a wrong

Contrite

200

adj. disobedient; rebellious

Contumacious