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Flashcards in Deck 10 Deck (16):
1

apolitical (adj)
/eɪpəˈlɪtɪk(ə)l/

Not interested or involved in politics

2

underwhelm (v)
/ˌʌndəˈwɛlm/

Fail to impress or make a positive impact on (someone); disappoint

3

plucky (adj)
/ˈplʌki

Having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties

4

skewer
/ˈskjuːə/

1. (n) A long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking (xiên)
2. (v) Fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer
Subject to sharp criticism or critical analysis

5

hauteur (n)
/əʊˈtəː/

Proud haughtiness of manner

6

civility (n)
/sɪˈvɪlɪti/

Formal politeness and courtesy in behaviour or speech
Polite remarks used in formal conversation

7

asperity (n)
/əˈspɛrɪti/

Harshness of tone or manner
(asperities) Harsh qualities or conditions

8

audacity (n)
/ɔːˈdasɪti/

1. A willingness to take bold risks
2. Rude or disrespectful behaviour; impudence

9

impudent (adj)
/ˈɪmpjʊd(ə)nt/

Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent

10

sleuth
/sluːθ/

1. (n) a detective
2. (v) Carry out a search or investigation in the manner of a detective
Investigate (someone or something)

11

chagrin
/ˈʃaɡrɪn/

1. (n) Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated
2. (v) (be chagrined) Feel distressed or humiliated

12

lucrative (adj)
/ˈluːkrətɪv/

Producing a great deal of profit

13

extant (adj)
/ɪkˈstant/

Still in existence; surviving

14

moot
/muːt/

1. (adj) Subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty
2. (adj) Having little or no practical relevance
3. (v) Raise (a question or topic) for discussion; suggest (an idea or possibility)

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topical (adj)
/ˈtɒpɪk(ə)l/

1. (Of a subject) of immediate relevance, interest, or importance owing to its relation to current events
Relating to a particular subject; classified according to subject
2. (medicine) Relating or applied directly to a part of the body

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retroactive (adj)
/rɛtrəʊˈaktɪv/

(Especially of legislation) taking effect from a date in the past