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Flashcards in Blue words 7 Deck (24):
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ascertain

find something out for certain

2

contend

struggle to surmount

3

motley

incongrously varied

4

callous

having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

5

languid

weak from physical fatigue

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purport

appear to be

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contemptible

deserving contempt/despicable

8

gratuitous

given free of charge

9

derision

contemptuous ridicule

10

belie

disguise/contradict

11

salutary

beneficial

12

disarming

having the effect of giving suspicion, esp through charm

13

insolence

rude/disrespectful

14

affability

geniality/friendly/cheerful

15

equanimity

calm/equal minded

16

truculence

quick to argue/fight

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abstruse

difficult to understand

18

stilted

stiff/unnatural

19

unequivocal

no doubt/unambiguous

20

esoteric

obscure/arcane

21

grating

harsh/unpleasant

22

disdainful

showing lack of respect

23

winnow

blow a current of air through

24

chide

scold/rebuke