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Flashcards in Ch.7-9 Deck (30):
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Lapse (N.) / (V.)

A slip or error, often of a trivial sort; failure.

To come to an end; stop.

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Insistent (Adj.)

Earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent.

3

Tentative (Adj.)

Unsure, uncertain, not definite or positive, hesitant.

4

Abrupt (Adj.)

Sudden or unexpected.

5

Tumult (N.)

Uproar, disorder, highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling.

6

Portentous (Adj.)

Ominous, predictive of future bad events.

7

Irreverent (Adj.)

Not respectful, critical of what is generally accepted or respected.

8

Vicarious (Adj.)

Taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute.

9

Rancor (N. )

Resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.

10

Formidable (Adj.)

Of great strength; forceful; powerful.

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Humidor (N.)

A container or storage room for cigars or other preparations of tobacco, fitted with means for keeping tobacco suitably moist.

12

Indiscernible (Adj.)

Cannot be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible.

13

Settee (N.)

A seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered.

14

In cahoots (Phrase)

In partnership; in league with; in conspiracy.

15

Divot (N.)

A piece of turf gouged out with a club in making a stroke.

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Garrulous (Adj.)

Excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial manners.

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Incoherent (Adj.)

Without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling.

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Conceivable (Adj.)

Imaginable, believable.

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Forlorn (Adj.)

Desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition or appearance.

20

Laden (Adj.)

Burdened; loaded down.

21

Pasquinade (N.)

A satire or lampoon, esp. one posted in a public place.

22

Derange (V.)

To disturb the condition, action, or function of; to make insane.

23

Surmise (V.)

To think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.

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Superfluous (Adj.)

Being more than is sufficient or required; excessive; unnecessary or useless.

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Elocution (N.)

A person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public.

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Unutterable (Adj.)

Unspeakable; beyond expression.

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Subtle (Adj.)

Difficult to perceive or understand.

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Orgastic (Adj.)

At the height of emotional excitement.

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Borne (V.)

Carried

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Ceaselessly (Adj.)

Without stopping or pausing; unendingly; incessantly.