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Flashcards in Collection 4 Deck (22):
1

Pandemonium

wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.

2

Tribulation

a cause/state of great trouble or suffering.

3

Apotheosis

The highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

4

Dalliance

A casual romantic or sexual relationship

5

Acetous

Like vinegar

6

Palaver

Flattery for persuation;

7

Laggard

Dawdler, someone who is unnecessarily slow

8

Laggard

Dawdler, someone who is unnecessarily slow

9

Venal

Capable of being corrupted

10

Sybarite

A person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

11

Mountebank

Charlatan, a flamboyant deceiver

12

Larder

1) Pantry, storeroom for foods and wine;
2) A supply of food for a household

13

Transmute

Change in appearance or nature

14

Magistrate

Civil authority

15

Recuse

From law: disqualify a judge by himself in a particular case

16

Decree

A legally binding command or decision entered in the court record

17

Ashlar

A rectangular block of hewn brick for building purposes

18

Supercilious

Haughty, expressing contempt

19

Prevaricate

Be deliberately ambiguous to mislead

20

Epigram

Short, witty saying

21

Dudgeon

A feeling of offense or deep resentment

22

Stygian

Dark or dismal; hellish (related to river Styx)