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Flashcards in Deck 12 Deck (16):
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underhand (adj)
: /ˈʌndəhand/

1. Acting or done in a secret or dishonest way
2. another term for underarm
With the palm of the hand upward or outward

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underarm
/ˈʌndərɑːm/

1. (adj/adv) (Of a throw or stroke in sport) made with the arm or hand below shoulder level
2. (n) A person’s armpit

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armpit (n)
/ˈɑːmpɪt/

A hollow under the arm at the shoulder. Also called axilla
(nách)

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desultory (adj)
/ˈdɛs(ə)lt(ə)ri/

Lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
(Of conversation or speech) going from one subject to another in a half-hearted way
Occurring randomly or occasionally

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canny (adj)
/ˈkani/

Having or showing shrewdness and good judgement, especially in money or business matters

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curb
/kəːb/

1. (n) A check or restraint on something
2. (also curb bit) A type of bit with a strap or chain attached which passes under a horse’s lower jaw, used as a check
3. (v) Restrain or keep in check
Restrain (a horse) by means of a curb

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ensue (v)
/ɪnˈsjuː/

Happen or occur afterwards or as a result

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temperate (adj)
/ˈtɛmp(ə)rət/

1. Relating to or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures
2. Showing moderation or self-restraint

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parlous
/ˈpɑːləs/

1. (adj) Full of danger or uncertainty; precarious
2. (adv) Greatly or excessively

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semiotics (n)
/ˌsiːmɪˈɒtɪks/

The study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation

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ergonomic (adj)
/ˌəːɡəˈnɒmɪk/

Relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment

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sangfroid (n)
/sɒ̃ˈfrwɑː/

Composure or coolness shown in danger or under trying circumstances

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fascist
/ˈfaʃɪst/

1. (n) An advocate or follower of the political philosophy or system of fascism
A person who is extremely right-wing or authoritarian
A person who is very intolerant or domineering in a particular area
2. (adj) Relating to fascism

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fascism (n)
/ˈfaʃɪz(ə)m/

An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
(In general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practices

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vainglorious (adj)
/veɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs/

Excessively proud of oneself or one’s achievements; overly vain

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vain (adj)
/veɪn/

1. Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth
2. Producing no result; useless
Having no likelihood of fulfilment; empty