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Flashcards in Deck 11 Deck (16):
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misgiving (b)
/mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ/

A feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something

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want
/wɒnt/

1. (v) Have a desire to possess or do (something); wish for
(be wanted) (Of a suspected criminal) be sought by the police for questioning
(want in/into/out) Desire to be in or out of a particular place or situation
2. (v) Should or need to do something
(Of a thing) require to be attended to in a specified way
3. (v) Lack something desirable or essential
(Chiefly used in expressions of time) lack or be short of (a specified amount or thing)
4. (n) A lack or deficiency of something
The state of being poor and in need of essentials; poverty
5. (n) A desire for something

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diminution (n)
/ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃ(ə)n/

A reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something

4

subdue (v)
/səbˈdjuː/

Overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person)
Bring (a country or people) under control by force

5

chic
/ʃiːk/

1. (adj) Elegantly and stylishly fashionable
2. (n) Stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind

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temerity (n)
/tɪˈmɛrɪti/

Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity

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commensurate (adj)
/kəˈmɛnʃ(ə)rət/

Corresponding in size or degree; in proportion

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perquisite
/ˈpəːkwɪzɪt/

A benefit which one enjoys or is entitled to on account of one’s job or position
A thing which has served its primary use and to which a subordinate or employee has a customary right

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cloistered (adj)
/ˈklɔɪstəd/

1. Enclosed by or having a cloister (tu viện, nhà tu, hành lang)
2. Kept away from the outside world; sheltered

10

brash
/braʃ/

1. (adj) Self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way
Having an ostentatious or tasteless appearance

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vicarious (adj)
/vɪˈkɛːrɪəs/

1. Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person
2. Acting or done for another

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denouement (n)
/deɪˈnuːmɒ̃/

The final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved
The outcome of a situation, when something is decided or made clear

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proscription (n)
: /prə(ʊ)ˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/

The action of forbidding something; banning
Condemnation or denunciation of somethin

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apparel
: /əˈpar(ə)l/

1. (n) Clothing
2. (v) Clothe (someone)

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dicey (adj) (dicier, diciest)
/ˈdʌɪsi/

Unpredictable and potentially dangerous

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litigious (adj)
/lɪˈtɪdʒəs/

Tending or too ready to take legal action to settle disputes
Concerned with lawsuits or litigation
Suitable to become the subject of a lawsuit