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Flashcards in Basic Word List # 10 Deck (100):
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Bellicose

war-like; aggressive

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Consummate

complete; total; supremely good

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Elusive

hard to pin down

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Gregarious

extroverted; sociable; outgoing

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Jaundiced

cynical; pessimistic

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Nettle

annoy

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Phenomenon

an event or happening (plural: phenomena)

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Recuperate

get better after illness

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Superlative

extremely good; the best

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Whet

sharpen

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Belligerent

aggressive; ready to fight

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Contemporary

living or happening at the same time

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Emaciated

very thin; withered

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Gritty

coarse; granular

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Jaunt

short pleasure trip

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Niggardly

miserly; stingy

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Philanthropy

charity; love of mankind

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Red tape

formalities; paperwork; official procedure

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Surly

grumpy; rude

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Whimsical

capricious; changeable

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Bemoan

complain about

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Contrite

sorry

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Emancipate

set free

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Guffaw

sudden loud laughter

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Jeopardize

put at risk; endanger

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Nomadic

wandering from place to place

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Philistine

uncultured person

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Redolent

smelling of; giving off odors

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Surreptitious

secret; sneaky; stealthy

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Willful

stubborn

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Benevolent

kindly

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Contrition

sorrow and repentance

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Embezzle

defraud; steal

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Guile

cunning; craftiness

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Jingoistic

extremely patriotic; nationalistic

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Nonchalance

an appearance of indifference; calm and composed

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Phlegmatic

calm; imperturbable

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Redress

put something right that was wrong

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Surreptitiously

secretly; furtively; stealthily

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Wily

cunning

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Benign

kindly; harmless

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Contumacious

stubborn

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Embroil

involve in hostility or argument

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Guileless

frank; straightforward; honest

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Jocular

in a joking manner

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Nondescript

having no special features; dull and ordinary

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Pillage

plunder

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Redundant

unnecessary; superfluous

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Susceptible

vulnerable

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Wispy

flimsy; frail; delicate

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Benignity

compassion; gentleness; fondness

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Contusion

a bruise

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Emerge

come out; appear

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Gullibility

unwariness; trustfulness; being easily fooled

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Jollity

gaiety; happiness

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Nonentity

a person of no importance; not famous

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Pinnacle

topmost point

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Referendum

public vote

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Suspect

doubtful

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Wistful

melancholy; pensive; expressing a longing for

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Bequeath

leave something in one's will to be given after one's death

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Conundrum

a puzzle

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Emulate

to imitate something admired

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Gullible

easily fooled

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Jubilant

ecstatic; delighted; rejoicing

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Nostalgia

longing for the past

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Pious

very religious

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Refute

disprove

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Sybarite

lover of luxury

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Zany

crazy; wacky

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Berate

scold; criticize

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Conventional

usual; customary; common

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Endorse

give support or approval to

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Gustatory

concerned with the sense of taste

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Judicious

correct in judgment; wise

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Notoriety

infamy; known for wrong doing

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Pivotal

of central importance

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Regale

entertain

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Sycophant

bootlicker; flatterer

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Zeal

enthusiasm

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Beret

type of cap

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Corpulent

fat

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Endurance

staying power; patience; stamina

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Hackneyed

common and over-used

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Jurisprudence

science or study of law

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Novel

new; unusual

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Placate

pacify; soothe; calm

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Relegate

dismiss to a lower position

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Taciturn

quiet; saying little

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Zealot

fanatic

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Bestial

behavior like a beast; brutal

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Corrugated

highly folded

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Enduring

lasting

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Hallowed

worshiped; consecrated

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Juxtapose

place next to

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Novice

a beginner; tyro

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Placebo

harmless medicine with no effect; dummy medicine

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Remorse

regret; sorrow; contrition

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Tactile

concerned with the sense of touch

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Zenith

summit