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Flashcards in Deck 10 Deck (16):
1

infatuate (v)
/ɪnˈfatʃʊeɪt/

(be infatuated with) Be inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for

2

naysay (past and past participle naysaid)
(v)

Say no to; deny or oppose

3

bystander (n)
/ˈbʌɪstandə/

A person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part

4

contraband
/ˈkɒntrəband/

1. (n) Goods that have been imported or exported illegally
Trade in smuggled goods
Goods forbidden to be supplied by neutrals to those engaged in war
2. (adj) Imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty
Relating to traffic in illegal goods

5

pantheon (n)
/ˈpanθɪən/

1. All the gods of a people or religion collectively
(Especially in ancient Greece and Rome) a temple dedicated to all the gods
2. A group of famous or important people
A building in which the illustrious dead of a nation are buried or honoured

6

pulchritude (n)
/ˈpʌlkrɪtjuːd/

Beauty

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palette (n)
/ˈpalɪt/

A thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colours
The range of colours used by a particular artist or in a particular picture
The range or variety of tonal or instrumental colour in a musical piece

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bifurcate

1. (v) /ˈbʌɪfəkeɪt/ Divide into two branches or forks
2. (adj) /bʌɪˈfəːkət/ Divided into two branches or forks

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garland
: /ˈɡɑːlənd/

1. (n) A wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration
(vòng hoa)
2. (v) Decorate with a garland

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calumny
/ˈkaləmni/

1. (n) The making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander
A false and slanderous statement
2. (v) Slander (someone)

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defamatory (adj)
/dɪˈfamət(ə)ri/

(Of remarks, writing, etc.) damaging the good reputation of someone; slanderous or libellous

12

libellous / libelous (adj)
/ˈlʌɪb(ə)ləs/

Containing or constituting a libel

13

libel
/ˈlʌɪb(ə)l/

1. (n) (law) A published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation
The action or crime of publishing a libel
A false and typically malicious statement about a person.
2. (n) (In admiralty and ecclesiastical law) a plaintiff’s written declaration.
3. (v) Defame (someone) by publishing a libel
Make a false and typically malicious statement about
4. (v) (In admiralty and ecclesiastical law) bring a suit against

14

excoriate (v)
/ɪkˈskɔːrɪeɪt/

1. (medicine) Damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin)
2. Criticize (someone) severely

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enervate

1. (v) /ˈɛnəveɪt/ Make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality
2. (adj) /ɪˈnəːvət/ Lacking in energy or vitality

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logistical (adj)
/ləˈdʒɪstɪk(ə)l/

Relating to or involving organization and planning