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Flashcards in Basic Word List # 6 Deck (100):
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Antiquated

outdated; old fashioned

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Choleric

easily angered

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Diorama

model of a scene

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Fecund

fertile

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Inebriation

drunkenness; intoxication

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Marshal

to gather together

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Parity

equality

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Profound

having deep meaning

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Servile

overly submissive; groveling

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Usurp

take someone's position (usually by force)

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Apathetic

indifferent; uninterested; lethargic

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Chronicler

person who records historical information

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Dirge

mournful song

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Felicitous

apt

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Ineffable

cannot be expressed in words

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Marsupial

pouched animal (like a kangaroo)

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Parochial

narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters

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Profundity

depth

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Skeptical

doubting; not gullible

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Utilitarian

useful

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Apathy

lack of interest or emotion

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Circuitous

indirect

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Disapprobation

disapproval

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Fervor

passion; enthusiasm

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Inept

incompetent; unskilled; useless

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Martinet

person who believes in strict discipline

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Parody

a mockery; imitation for ridicule; spoof

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Proletarian

member of the working class

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Skirmish

minor battle

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Utopian

a believer in an ideal world

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Apocryphal

of doubtful origin

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Circumlocution

using too many words; long-windedness

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Discern

to distinguish one thing from another

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Fickle

unpredictable; whimsical; easily swayed

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Inertia

inactivity; lethargy

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Masochist

person who intentionally inflicts pain on himself

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Parry

ward off; avoid

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Prolific

producing a lot

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Sluggard

slow moving; lethargic person

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Vacillate

waver; hesitate

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Appease

pacify; soothe; calm down; make peace with

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Circumscribe

limit

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Discord

disagreement

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Finesse

skill

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Inevitable

cannot be avoided

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Matriarchy

society governed by women

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Parsimonious

economical; frugal; thrifty

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Proponents

promoters; supporters

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Smelt

refine an ore

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Vacuous

empty; silly; meaningless

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Apprehensive

worried; fearful

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Circumspect

cautious; considering all sides

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Discordancy

cacophony; harshness; jarring

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Fitful

not continuous; stopping and starting

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Inexorable

relentless

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Maverick

a loner

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Parsimony

stinginess; frugality; cost-cutting

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Prosaic

dull; boring; ordinary

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Smorgasbord

a Swedish buffet of cold dishes

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Vagrant

person wandering without a home

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Arable

can be cultivated

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Circumvent

avoid

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Discrepancy

something which does not match up; inconsistency

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Flagrant

clearly wrong

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Inexpedient

not advisable

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Meager

in short supply

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Partisan

biased; one-sided; committed to one group

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Proscribe

forbid

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Solace

comfort for grief

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Vapid

dull; uninspiring

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Arbitrary

random; for not definite reason

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Clairvoyant

psychic; mystic

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Discriminate

to make a clear distinction; see the difference

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Flamboyant

showy; ornate

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Infallible

perfect; flawless; cannot make mistakes

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Meander

wander from side to side

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Pathos

evoking sadness or pity

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Prosody

study of versification

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Solicit

to ask for; seek

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Variegated

multicolored; speckled

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Arcane

obscure; known only to a few people

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Clamor

shout; scream

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Discursiveness

long windedness; indirectness

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Flaunt

show off; display in a showy manner

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Infamous

famous for something bad

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Mellow

soft; melodious; ripe

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Patron

one who give support (usually financial)

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Prostration

1. lying face down
2. be overcome with extreme weakness

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Somnambulist

sleepwalker

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Vehemence

violence; fervor; forcefulness

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Archaic

ancient; outdated; old fashioned

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Clandestine

secret; covert; stealthy

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Disdain

contempt; strong dislike

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Flippant

making jokes about serious matters

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Infer

deduce; conclude

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Menagerie

collection of animals

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Partronize

condescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards

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Soothsayer

fortuneteller

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Protagonist

main character in film, book, play, etc.

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Vehement

forceful