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Flashcards in Ch 14 Deck (20):
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Alloy (v)

To mix
To commingle

2

Burgeon (v)

To grow rapidly or flourish

3

Chimera (n)

An illusion

4

Diaphanous (adj)

Transparent

5

Ennui (n)

Dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

6

Flout (v)

Openly disregard, demonstrate contempt

7

Impute (v)

To attribute to a cause or source, ascribe, assign as a characteristic

8

Misanthrope (n)

One who hates human kind

9

Misogynist (n)

One who hates women

10

Ossified (adj)

Changed into bone

11

Perfidy (n)

Intentional breach or faith, treachery

12

Perfunctory (adj)

Done without care or interest

13

Relegate (v)

To forcibly assign, especially to a lower place or position

14

Sinecure (n)

Position requiring little or no work and usually providing an income

15

Torque (n)

A force that causes rotation

16

Vituperate (v)

Blame or insult in a strong or violent language

17

Amalgamate (v)

To combine several elements into a whole

18

Burnish (v)

To polish, rub to shine

19

Choleric (adj)

Bad tempered or irritable

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Diatribe (n)

A harsh denunciation
Bitter verbal attack