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Flashcards in Deck 03 Deck (20):
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Convalesce

To recovery health and strength after illness; make progress toward recovery of health

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Enfeebled

To make feeble; weaken

3

Ambrosial

Exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant
Worthy of the gods; divine

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Deprecated

To express earnest disapproval of
To urge reasons against; protest against
To depreciate; belittle
To pray for deliverance from

5

Anecdotal

Based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation

6

Depilation

To remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc..)

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Harbinger

Person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald
Anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign

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Decried

To speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of

9

Imbibe

To consume by drinking; drink
To absorb or soak up, as water, light or heat
To take or receive into the mind, as knowledge/ideas

10

Quaff

To drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment

11

Indignant

Feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base

12

Disaffect

To alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal

13

Dogged

Persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious

14

Daedalian

Daedalus - Athenian architect who built the labyrinth for Minos and made wings for himself and son Icarus to escape from Crete

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Herculean

Requiring the great strength of a Hercules; very hard to perform

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Gordian

Pertaining to Gordius, ancient King of Phrygia, who tied a knot (the Gordian knot) that according to prophecy, was to be undone only by the person that was to rule Asia, and that was cut, rather than untied, by Alexander the Great
Resembling the Gordian knot in intricacy
"Cut the Gordian Knot" - to act quickly and decisively in a difficult situation; solve a problem boldly

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Picayune

Of little value or account; small; trifling
Petty, carping, or prejudiced
Any small coin, as a five-cent piece

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Middling

Medium in size/quality/quantity
Mediocre; ordinary; commonplace; pedestrian
In fairly good health

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Irradiation

Intellectual or spiritual enlightenment
A ray of light; beam
Apparent enlargement of an object when seen against a dark background

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Ebbing

Flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea
Flowing backward or away; decline or decay; fade away