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Flashcards in Basic Word List # 5 Deck (100):
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Anecdote

a brief amusing story

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Celerity

speed

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Dexterous

skillful with hands

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Extraneous

irrelevant

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Incoherent

not clear

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Maladroit

clumsy; unskillful

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Pallid

pale

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Presumptuous

assuming too much; arrogant

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Scrupulous

careful; diligent; painstaking

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Unequivocal

clear; obvious

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Animosity

hatred; antagonism

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Censorious

disapproving; critical

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Dichotomy

a division into two parts

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Extrapolate

extend; predict on the basis of known data

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Incongruous

not fitting in; out of place

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Malady

illness

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Palpable

easily felt; easily perceived

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Pretentious

pompous; self-important

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Scrutinize

examine carefully

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Unfetter

set free

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Annex (noun)

a building which is an addition to an existing building

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Censure

blame

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Didactic

intended to teach; instructive

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Extrinsic

irrelevant; on the outside

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Inconsequential

unimportant; insignificant; negligible

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Malediction

a curse

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Panacea

remedy for all ills

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Prevaricate

speak misleadingly and evasively

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Scuttle

sink

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Unfrock

to remove a priest from his position

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Annex (verb)

take possession of; seize; capture

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Cerebral

intellectual

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Diffident

lacking confidence

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Fallacious

false

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Inconspicuous

not easily seen; subtle; not noticeable

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Malefactor

a wrong-doer

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Paradigm

1. example
2. model
3. way of looking at things

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Pristine

unspoiled

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Seminary

an institution in which priests are trained

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Unprecedented

never having happened before

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Anomaly

something which does not fit a pattern; irregularity

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Certitude

certainty

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Digress

wander off the subject

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Falter

hesitate; waver

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Indelible

cannot be wiped out

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Malinger

deliberately avoid work; shirk

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Paradox

apparently contradictory statement

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Proclivity

tendency towards

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Sensuous

appealing to the senses

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Unscathed

unharmed; intact; without a a scratch

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Antagonism

hostility; strong opposition

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Charlatan

trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have

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Dike

dam; embankment

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Fanatical

obsessive; fixated

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Indifferent

1. neutral
2. not outstanding

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Malingerer

person who deliberately tries to avoid work

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Paragon

a perfect example

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Procrastinate

delay; put off

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Sentinel

guard; sentry

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Unwitting

not deliberate; unconscious

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Antagonistic

opposed; hostile; aggressive

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Chary

wary of; cautious about; reluctant to give

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Dilatory

slow; falling behind with one's work

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Fanaticism

passion; excessive devotion

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Indigenous

native to a particular area

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Malleable

flexible; can be shaped

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Paramount

of supreme importance

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Prodigal

wasteful; extravagant

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Sequester

isolate

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Upbraid

scold; tell off; reprimand

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Antediluvian

outdated; prehistoric; very old-fashioned

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Chastises

punishes

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Dilemma

puzzling situation

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Fastidious

overly particular; finicky

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Indolence

laziness

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Mallet

1. wooden hammer
2. stick used in polo

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Parasite

1. scrounger
2. animal which takes digested food from another

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Prodigious

very proud

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Serendipity

fortunate coincidence; unsought discovery

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Uproarious

hilarious; hysterical; very funny

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Anthology

a book which is a collection of poems or stories

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Chicanery

trickery

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Dilettante

person who dabbles in a subject without serious study

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Fatuous

silly; foolish

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Inductee

novice; beginner

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Parched

dried up

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Profane

unholy

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Serene

calm; peaceful

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Upshot

outcome

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Anthropocentrism

putting man at the center of one's philosophy

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Chimerical

changeable; unstable

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Diligent

hard-working

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Diligent

hard- working

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Feasible

possible and particular

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Indulgent

pampering; satisfying desires

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Marred

damaged and spoiled

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Pariah

an outcast from society

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Profanity

searing; cursing

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Serrated

jagged; saw-like

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Urbane

sophisticated; suave