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Flashcards in Chap 3 part 1 Deck (83):
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Temperance

self-restraint from drinking or eating

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Eminence

to be known (popular; fame)

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Notoriety

to be known for a bad quality

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Providential

Occurring at an opportune time

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Orthodox

normal; of the usual type

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Eccentric

strange; odd

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Trifling

trivial

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Conventional

in accordance to what is generally done/believed

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Ameliorate

to make better

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Ascertain

make sure of

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Overlook

fail to notice

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Abate

to diminish

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Adhere

to stick to

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Alienate

to cause to become unfriendly or distant

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Apathy

lack of emotion or interest

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Artless

free of deceit

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Crude

in its raw form

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Fandom

to be a fan of somthing or someone

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Apportion

to divide and allocate

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Castigate

to severely scold

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Demonize

to make one seem wicked

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Stigmatize

to condemn

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Abridge

to decrease a text w/out losing its sense

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Antedate

to precede in time

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Lascivious

being overtly sexual (in an inappropriate way)

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Expatriate

one who lives outside of his native country

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Prescient

having knowledge of something before it happens

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Preternatural

beyond natural

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Preordained

decided beforehand

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Pithy

concise and forcefully expressive

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Lionize

to give a lot of attention to

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Venerate

to regard with great respect

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Indemnify

to compensate for loss or harm

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Anectodal

not necessarily reliable or true

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Quotidian

daily (something that happens every day)

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Caustic

being sarcastic in a bitter way

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Acerbic

being sharp with text

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Lackadaisical

lack of enthusiasm

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Vicissitude

changes in a circumstance (an unwanted one)

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Serendipity

changes in a circumstance (one that is welcomed)

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Akimbo

hands on hips with elbows turned outward

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Abreast

to be aligned with

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Obtuse

slow to understand (annoyingly insensitive)

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Subservient

willing to obey unquestionably

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Askance

with an attitude (look of suspicion or disapproval)

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Apologist

defender (one who offers an argument in defense of something controversial)

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Proponent

one who advocates a theory

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Mercenary

one who wants to make money even at the expense of ethics

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Lackey

servant

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Demarcate

to set boundaries

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Whitewash

to conceal one's wrongdoings to clear one's name

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Taciturn

untalkative

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Improvident

not providing for the future

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Dissolute

lax in morals

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Inimical

harmful or hostile w/ speech

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Pallid

pale

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Aghast

fearful

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Aghast

horrified

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Emblematic

symbolizing a theory or concept

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Enigmatic

mysterious (difficult to understand)

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Pragmatic

dealing with things sensibly and realistically

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Utalitarian

practical

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Quixotic

impractical

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Grandiloquent

pretentious

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Cajole

persuade one to do something through continued flattery

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Panned

critisize severely

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Mendacious

lying

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Roundly

so thoroughly as to leave no doubt

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Warily

cautiously

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Lauded

to praise highly

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Insouciance

carelesssness

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Profundity

deep insight

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listlessly

lacking enthusiasm or energy

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Insensible

incapable of perception

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Catharsis

the act of releasing

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Prologue

introductory section

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Catharsis

the process of releasing

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Ominously

having a feeling that something bad is going to happen

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Rampage

to run around uncontrollably and violently

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Ominously

in a way that suggests that something bad is going to happen

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Simpatico

to get along with

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Shrewd

having/showing sharp powers of judgement

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Simpatico

to get along with (compatible)