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Flashcards in Cask of Amontillado Deck (15)
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Accost

v. approach and speak to a person first; 1. to confront boldly; 2.to approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark

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Affable

adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly; 1. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable; 2. gentian and gracious

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Bland

adj. soothing or mild; agreeable; 1. characterized by a moderate, unperturbed, or tranquil quality, especially: a. pleasant in manner; smooth: b. Not irritating or stimulating; soothing: c. Exhibiting no personal worry, embarrassment, or concern

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Colossal

adj. huge; 1. extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge: 2. of or resembling a colossus (a giant statue)

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Dank

adj. damp; disagreeably damp or humid

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Droll

adj. queer and amusing; 1. amusingly odd or whimsically comical

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Explicit

adj. totally clear; definite; outspoken; 1. fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal 2. clearly developed or formulated

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Indolent

adj. lazy; 1. a. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy; b. conducive to inactivity or laziness; lethargic

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Obstinate

adj. stubborn; hard to control or treat
1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out
3. not easily controlled or overcome

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Opaque

adj. dark; not transparent;
q. Impenetrable by light; neither transparent or translucent
2. Not reflecting light; having no luster

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Placid

adj. peaceful; calm
1. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet
2. Satisfied; complacent

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Preclude

v. make impossible; eliminate
1. To prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make possible
2. To exclude or debar from something

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Subside

v. settle down; descend grow quiet
1. to sink to a low o lower level.
w. to become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate

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Taint

v. contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad
1. To affect with or as if with a disease
2. To affect with decay of putrefaction; spoil
3. To corrupt morally

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Tangible

adj. able to be touched; real; palpable
1. a. discernible by the touch; palpable
b. possible to touch
c. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete