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Flashcards in Core Vocab II: 51 - 100 Deck (32):
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Diminutive

very small

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Minutiae

minor everyday details

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Exhort

to encourage, to urge

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Antipathy

strong dislike, ill will, enmity, rancorr

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digress

to depart from the subject

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Polarize

to create disunity, to create dissention

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nebulous

vague, cloudy, misty

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Ephemeral, Evanescent

brief, lasting for a short time

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predilection, propensity

a liking or preference for something, an inclinaiton

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capricious, mercurial

very changeable, volatile

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Boorish, uncouth, crass

vulgar, characterized by crude behavior and deplorable manners, unrefined

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inuendo

a veiled reference

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stymie

to stop, to frustrate, to prevent

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adroit

having great skill, dexterous

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admonish

to earnestly caution

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incontrovertible

impossible to deny or disprove

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voracious, ravenous, rapacious

having a huge apetite

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intrepid

courageous, resolute

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itinerant

migrating from place to place, not sedentary

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poignant

moving, touching,

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impetus

a stimulus or encouragement that results in increased activity

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bucolic, pastoral

characteristic of a charming, unspoiled countryside, and simple rural life

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equanimity

calmness, composure

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panache, verve, flamboyance, elan

great vigor and energy, dash, especially in artistic performance

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fortuitous

of accidental but fortunate occurrence, having unexpected good fortune

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amalgam

a mixture, a blend of different elements

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intemperate

lacking restraint

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laud, extol, tout

to praise, appluad

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disparage

to speak of in a disrespectful way, to belittle

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curtail

to cut short

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innocuous

harmless, unlikely to give offense

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diatribe, tirade, harangue

a bitter abusive denunciation, a verbal attack