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Flashcards in day 13-14 Deck (100):
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align

to place or arrange in a straight line

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allay

to make less

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allegory

story, poem, painting or description in which the characters and actions represent good and bad qualities

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allocate

to give something for a special purpose

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allure

to tempt by the expectation of gaining something; attractiveness

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bereave

to deprive somebody by death

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besiege

to surround a place with armed forces in order to make one surrender

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coercion

use of force or threat to get something done

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cogent

having the power to make someone believe a reason or argument

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cognizant

aware of something, having knowledge of something

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cohesive

tending to stick together

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colloquial

used in conversation not in formal situations or writing

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desolate

empty or people

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despondent

without hope; expecting no improvement

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despot

a ruler with unlimited powers, especially a cruel and oppressive one

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despotic

of or like a despot

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endemic

regularly found in a particular country or area, or among a particular group of people

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endorse

to write one's name one the back of especially a check

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enervate

to cause to lose strength or energy

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felicitous

suitable in the circumstance

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gingerly

gently

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incompetent

inept

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incomprehensible

impossible to understand

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incongruent

different

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incongruous

unusual or different from the surroundings r what is generally happening

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memento

a physical remainder, such as small object, of a past event, period, or relationship

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menace

a dangerous quality that makes you think someone is going to do something bad; to threaten seriously to harm somebody or something

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nonchalant

behaving in a way which suggests lack of interest or care

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officious

eager to tell people what to do

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plasticity

flexibility

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platitude

an overused, dull, or trivial remark; hackneyed expression

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plaudit

an enthusiastic show of approval, such as a round of applause or a very favorable review

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plausible

seeming to be truthful or reasonable

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pliant

easily flexed

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reluctance

lack of enthusiasm

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remedy

a successful way of dealing with a problem

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reminisce

to recall past experiences, often with fondness or pleasure

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slight

to treat without proper respects or courtesy

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slipshod

not doing things carefully

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slothful

lazy, idle

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smug

too pleased with or proud of oneself or one's achievements

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tenable

reasonable; able to be held for a certain time

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tenacious

keeping an opinion in determined way

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tyro

a person who is new to an activity

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unanimous

all in complete agreement; of one mind

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uncanny

strange or mysterious

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unctuous

expressing too much praise, interest, or friendliness in a way that is false

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villainous

wicked, evil

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vindicate

to clear someone of blame or suspicion

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vindication

an action of clearing someone of blame or criticism

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allusion

indirect reference

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ally

to join or become joined with somebody or something by treaty, marriage, etc.; a person, country joined with another in order to give help and support

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aloft

high up in the air

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aloof

not friendly or open to other people

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altruism

concern for the happiness of others before one's own

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bibliography

a list of books or articles about a particular subject or by a particular author

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bibliophile

a person who loves or collects books

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collusion

a secret agreement or cooperation between two or more people with the aim of cheating or deceiving others

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colossus

a person or thing of very great size, importance or ability

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commodious

having a lot of space available for use

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communal

shared by a group of people

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compendious

giving information briefly

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desultory

unplanned and disorganized

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deter

to make someone not want to do something

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deteriorate

to become worse

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detest

to hate or dislike somebody or something

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enfranchise

to give political rights, especially the right to vote at political elections]

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engender

to be the cause of a situation or condition

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enhance

to improve the quality, amount or strength of something

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faction

a group within a larger group with slightly different ideas from the main group

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fauna

animals in a particular area

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glamorize

to make something seem better than it is

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incontrovertible

undeniable

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incorporate

to merge

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incorrigible

not able to be improved, corrected or reformed

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incredulous

unable to believe something; skeptical

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inculcate

to teach an idea to someone by repeating it until it is fixed in their mind

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listless

feeling or showing no energy or no interest in doing anything

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litany

a long list of unpleasant things, particularly things that are repeated

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menacing

giving you a feeling that someone is going to do something bad

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mendacious

untruthful

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mendacity

a tendency to lie

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noncommittal

not expressing an opinion or decision

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olfactory

concerning with the ability to smell

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plodding

working slowly and continuously

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plow

to proceed with determination and with difficulty into or through something

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plume

to be satisfied with oneself about something

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plummet

to fall straight down, especially at high speed

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polarize

to become concentrated around opposite points

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remiss

showing neglect or carelessness

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remissive

forgiving

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remnant

a remaining trace of something

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remonstrate

to complain to someone or about something; to protest

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sobriety

quality or state of being sober

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solace

comfort or relief

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solemn

serious and without any amusement

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solicitous

showing care and helpful attention to someone

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solicitude

anxious concern for someone

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unassuming

being quiet and showing no desire for attention or admiration

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unbraid

to unweave