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Flashcards in Chapters 15 and 16 Deck (20)
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circumspect

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Cautious and watchful; prudent

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circuitous

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Roundabout; indirect

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circumference

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The outer boundary of a circle; the perimeter.

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orbit

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  1. Path of one body as it revolves around another body.

2. A sphere of influence; a range of action or experience.

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orb

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  1. A sphere; anything spherical in shape.

2. A globe carried by a monarch as a symbol of office.

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configuration

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A shape or outline; a method of arrangement.

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figurative

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Using figures of speech; symbolic, not literal.

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cyclic

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Occurring or moving in cycles.

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encyclopedic

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Possessing information about many subjects or intensively about one subject.

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feign

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To pretend.

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feint

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n. 1. A misleading movement or pretended attack.
2. A pretense; a scheme to mislead.

tr. v. To make a misleading movement or pretended attack.

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effigy

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A sculpture or model of a person.

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ideology

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The main ideas of a class, group, or movement.

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idyll

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  1. A short description of a peaceful or romantic scene, usually of country life.
  2. A peaceful or romantic scene or incident.
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rote

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  1. By memory without thought of the meaning.

2. Mechanical routine.

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rotunda

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A circular domed building or hall.

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rotund

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Plump; rounded.

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cavernous

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  1. Like a large cave in size or darkness.

2. Filled with caves or cavities.

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concave

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Curved like the inner surface of a ball.

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excavate

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To dig out; to make a hole by digging.