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Flashcards in Basic Word List # 1 Deck (100):
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Abhor

Hate

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Bigot

Narrow-minded, prejudiced person

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Counterfeit

Fake; false

4

Enfranchise

give voting rights

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Hamper

hinder; obstruct

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Kindle

to start a fire

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Noxious

Harmful; poisonous ; lethal

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Placid

calm; peaceful

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Remuneration

payment for work done
Synonym: paycheck

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Talisman

Lucky charm

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Abrasive

rough; coarse; harsh

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Bilk

cheat; defraud

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Covert

hidden; undercover

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Engender

cause

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Hanger

storage area (like garage) for a plane

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Knotty

complex; difficult to solve

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Nuance

something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

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Plagiarism

taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas

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Renown

fame

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Tangent

going off the main subject

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Abasement

humiliation; degradation

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Billowing

swelling; fluttering; waving

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Cower

recoil in fear or servility; shrink away from

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Enhance

improve; make better or clearer

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Harangue

noisy, attacking speech

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Labyrinth

a maze

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Nullify

to counter; make unimportant

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Plaintiff

petitioner (in court of law)

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Replete

full

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Tangible

can be touched

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Abrogate

cancel; deny; repeal

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Blasphemy

speech which offends religious sentiments

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Credible

believable

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Enigma

puzzle; mystery

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Harbingers

indicators; bringers of warnings

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Labyrinthine

complicated; highly convoluted

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Nuzzle

cuddle; snuggle

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Plaudit

statement giving strong praise

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Reprehensible

shameful; very bad

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Tardy

slow; late; overdue; delayed

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Absolution

forgiveness; pardon; release

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Blatant

obvious

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Creditable

praiseworthy

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Ensconce

establish firmly in a position

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Hasten

hurry; accelerate; rush

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Laceration

a cut

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Obdurate

stubborn

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Plausible

can be believed; reasonable

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Reprieve

a respite; postponement of a sentence

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Tawdry

of little value; gaudy

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Abstain

desist; go without; withdraw

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Blighted

damaged; destroyed; ruined

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Credulous

gullible; ready to believe anything

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Enshroud

cover

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Haughtiness

arrogance; pride

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Lachrymose

tearful; sad

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Obfuscate

deliberately make something difficult to understand

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Plethora

an excess

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Repudiate

shun; eschew

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Tedium

boredom

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Abstemious

self denying; refraining from indulging

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Blithe

free-spirited; carefree

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Crepuscular

active at dawn and dusk

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Enunciation

clear pronunciation; accent; articulation

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Headstrong

stubborn; willful

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Lackluster

dull; monotonous; bland

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Objective

unbiased; not subjective

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Pliable

flexible; not stubborn

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Temper

to moderate; soften

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Rescind

retract; repeal

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Abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure

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Blunderbuss

1. ancient weapon (type of gun)
2. a clumsy person

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Cringe

recoil; flinch; shy away

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Envenom

to cause bitterness and bad feeling

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Hedonism

self indulgence; pleasure-seeking

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Laconic

using few words; brief; to the point

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Oblique

indirect; slanting

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Plumage

feathers of a bird

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Resignation

acceptance of fate

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Tenacious

stubborn; resolute; holding firm to a purpose

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Accolade

tribute; honor; praise

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Bolster

support; prop up

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Cryptic

puzzling; enigmatic

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Ephemeral

short-lived

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Hedonist

a pleasure seeker

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Lamentation

expression of regret or sorrow

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Obliterate

destroy; demolish; eradicate

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Plummet

fall suddenly and steeply

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Resolution

determination

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Tentative

not certain

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Acquiesce

to agree to; give in to

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Bombast

arrogant, pompous language

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Curtail

cut short

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Epicure

someone who appreciates good food and drink

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Heed

listen to

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Lampoon

ridicule; spoof

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Oblivious

totally unaware

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Podium

raised platform

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Resonant

echoing

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Tenuous

flimsy; not solid