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Flashcards in Deck 12 Deck (21):
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Astringent

Harshly biting; caustic
Strict or severe; austere
Substance that contracts the tissues or canals of the body

2

Vaunt

To speak vaingloriously of; boast of; brag
Praised boastfully or excessively

3

Obfuscate

To confuse, bewilder, or stupefy; make obscure or unclear

4

Conformable

Corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar
Compliant; obedient; submissive

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Rapturous

Full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight

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Exultant

Highly elated; jubilant; triumphant

7

Portents

An indication or omen of something about to happen, especially something momentous
Threatening or disquieting significance
A prodigy or marvel

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Frangible

Easy to break

9

Gossamer

Thin or fine

10

Tensile

Capable of being stretched or drawn out

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Primordial

Primitive, from the earliest time

12

Denouement

Final outcome

13

Forbearance

Patience, restraint

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Enmity

Hostility

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Ennui

Boredom

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Extant

Existing

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Amorphous

Vague or unorganized

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Deferment

Postponement

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Redress

Remedy

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Recursive

Referring to the same points repeatedly

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Actuate

Put into action