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Flashcards in Blue Words Deck (59):
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florid

showy/elaborate

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opacity

lack of transparency

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brevity

concise

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negligent

failing to take proper care in doing something

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dearth

paucity/scarcity

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erratic

irregular/unpredictable

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devoid

lacking form/nothingness

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infelicity

inappropriate remark

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boorishness

bad manners/sloppy appearance

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pragmatism

practicality

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fastidious

concerned with accuracy/detail

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petulant

bad-tempered/testy

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mercenary

concerned with making money at the cost of ethics

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vindictive

desire for revenge

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cursory

hasty

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consecrate

declared sacred

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meticulous

fastidious/concerned with accuracy and detail

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prosaic

prose-like, lacking poetic beauty

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ineffable

too great to be described in words

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consummate

having a high degree of skill/flair

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vacillate

wavering

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discern

perceive/recognize

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holistic

connection of parts/something

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equitable

fair and impartial

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equable

even-tempered/calm

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formidable

inspiring fear through greatness/size/etc

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propensity

inclination to behave in a particular way

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opportunism

taking opportunities when they arise

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console

to comfort

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condone

to allow

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condolence

expression of sympathy

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conflagration

extensive, damaging fire

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elaborate

fancy

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idiosyncratic

peculiar/induvidual

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regressive

becoming less advanced/going backwards

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disparaging

derogatory/defamatory

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meddle

to interfere/mess with

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temporize

avoidance to gain time

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prolong

extend the duration

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sneer

mocking smile

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vacuity

emptiness

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dalliance

dawdling

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conviction

firmly held belief

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boor

unrefined person

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futility

pointlessness

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sedulous

hard working/dedication

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remiss

lacking care/negligent

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quell

put end to

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presumptive

speculative

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deleterious

causing harm/damage

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fidelity

loyalty

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steadfast

firm/unwavering

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sermonize

deliver sermon

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censure

express disapproval

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exasperate

infuriate

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counsel

formal advice

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momentous

great importance

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shroud

covering

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dubious

doubting