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Flashcards in Collection 3 Deck (16):
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Eschew

Avoid, stay away from deliberately

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Aureate

Elaborately or excessively ornamented; deep golden, slightly brown

3

Bagatelle

Something insignificant; fluff, frippery, frivolity

4

Convivial

Occupied with the pleasure of good company, sociable

5

Virulent

Poisonous or injurious; infectious; harsh or unpleasant

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Munificent

Very generous

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Mellifluous

Pleasing to the ear

8

Bane

Something causing misery or pain; nemesis, curse, scourge

9

Stolid

Emotionless; not easily aroused or excited

10

Genuflect

To bend the knee; touch one knee to the floor especially in worship

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Obtund

To reduce the edge or violence of

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Prognosticate

To foretell from signs or symptons

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Onstreperous

Difficult to control and often noisy

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Desiccate

To dry up; preserve by drying; drain from emotional or intellectual vitality

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Cloistered

Kept away from the outside world; sheltered; as in a monastery

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Caucus

Meeting of members of a political party