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Flashcards in Deck 09 Deck (20):
1

Exhort

To urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently

2

Reproof

The act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking

3

Askance

With suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval

4

Careen

(Of a vehicle) to lean, sway, or tip to one side while in motion
To cause (a ship) to lie over on a side, as for repairs or cleaning; heave down

5

Carom

Any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off

6

Gyrate

To move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl

7

Meander

To proceed by taking a winding or indirect course
To wander aimlessly; ramble
To define the margin of

8

Serrated

Having notched edge or sawlike teeth, especially for cutting

9

Sidle

To move sideways or obliquely
To edge along furtively

10

Sinuous

Having many curves, bends, or turns; winding
Indirect; devious

11

Circumlocution

A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; use of more words than necessary to express an idea

12

Esurient

Hungry; greedy

13

Extol

To praise highly; laud; eulogize

14

Auspice

Patronage; support; sponsorship
Favorable sign or propitious circumstance

15

Fey

Doomed; fated to die
Supernatural; unreal; enchanted
Being in unnaturally high spirits, as were formerly thought to precede death

16

Prognosticate

To forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy

17

Fetter

A chain or shackle placed on the feet
Anything that confines or restrains

18

Forfend

To defend, secure, or protect
To fend off, avert, or prevent

19

Doleful

Sorrowful; mournful; melancholy

20

Elegiac

Used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy
Expressing sorrow or lamentation