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Flashcards in Cracking the GRE 6 Deck (15):
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Asperity

Noun: severity, rigor

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Asseverate

Verb: to allege or assert

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Augury

Noun: an omen

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Bellicose

Adj: belligerent, warlike

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Calumniate

Verb: to slander, to make false accusation

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Captious

Adj: disposed to point out trivial faults

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Cavil

Verb: to find fault without good reason

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Chimera

Noun: an illusion, imaginary fire-breathing she-monster

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Contumacious

Adj: insubordinate, rebellious

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Descry

Verb: to discriminate or discern

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Desuetude

Noun: disuse

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Desultory

Adj: random, aimless

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Diaphanous

Adj: transparent, gauzy

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Diffident

Adj: reserved, shy, unassuming

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Dirge

Noun: a song of grief or lamentation