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Flashcards in Deck 11 Deck (16):
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minutiae/minutia (n)
/mɪˈnjuːʃɪiː/

The small, precise, or trivial details of something

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captivating (adj)
/ˈkaptɪveɪtɪŋ/

Capable of attracting and holding interest; charming

3

lisp
/lɪsp/

1. (n) A speech defect in which s is pronounced like th in thick and z is pronounced like th in this
2. (v) Speak with a lisp

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enthral/enthrall (v)
/ɪnˈθrɔːl/

Capture the fascinated attention of

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unabashed (adj)
/ʌnəˈbaʃt/

Not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed

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tortuous (adj)
/ˈtɔːtʃʊəs/

Full of twists and turns
Excessively lengthy and complex

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dissipation (n)
/dɪsɪˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/

1. Overindulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipated living
2. The squandering of money, energy, or resources
(physics) Loss of energy through its conversion into heat

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squander (v)
/ˈskwɒndə/

Waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner
Allow (an opportunity) to pass or be lost

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recede (v)
/rɪˈsiːd/

1. Go or move back or further away from a previous position
(usually as adjective receding) (Of a facial feature) slope backwards
2. (Of a quality, feeling, or possibility) gradually diminish
3. (Of a man’s hair) cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead

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metastasize/metastasise (v)
/mɛˈtastəˌsʌɪz/

(Of a cancer) spread to other sites in the body by metastasis

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metastasis (n)
/mɪˈtastəsɪs/
(plural metastases /mɪˈtastəsiːz/)

(medicine) The development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from a primary site of cancer
A metastatic growth

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pacific (adj)
/pəˈsɪfɪk/

Peaceful in character or intent

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intent
/ɪnˈtɛnt/

1. (n) Intention or purpose
2. (adj) (intent on/upon) Determined to do (something)
Attentively occupied with
3. (adj) (Of a look or expression) showing earnest and eager attention

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berserk (adj)
/bəˈzəːk/

Out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied

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byzantine (adj)
/bɪˈzantʌɪn/

1. (adj) Relating to Byzantium, the Byzantine Empire, or the Eastern Orthodox Church
Of an ornate artistic and architectural style which developed in the Byzantine Empire
2. (adj) (Of a system or situation) excessively complicated, and typically involving a great deal of administrative detail
Characterized by deviousness or underhand procedure

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devious (adj)
/ˈdiːvɪəs/

1. Showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals
2. (Of a route or journey) longer and less direct than the most straightforward way