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Flashcards in Deck 13 Deck (16):
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overly (adv)
/ˈəʊvəli/

Excessively

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solace
/ˈsɒlɪs/

1. (n) Comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
2. (v) Give solace to

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truism (n)
/ˈtruːɪz(ə)m/

A statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting
A proposition that states nothing beyond what is implied by any of its terms

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mores (n)
/ˈmɔːreɪz/

The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a society or community

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semblance (n)
/ˈsɛmbləns/

The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different
Resemblance; similarity

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chronology (n)
/krəˈnɒlədʒi/

The arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence
A list which has a chronological arrangement
The study of historical records to establish the dates of past events

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canonize/canonise (v)
/ˈkanənʌɪz/

1. (In the Roman Catholic Church) officially declare (a dead person) to be a saint
Regard as being above reproach or of great significance
2. Sanction by Church authority

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stopgap (n)
/ˈstɒpɡap/

A temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need

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brook
/brʊk/

1. (n) A small stream
2. (v) Tolerate or allow (something, typically dissent or opposition)

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entreaty (n)
/ɪnˈtriːti/

An earnest or humble request

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earnest
/ˈəːnɪst/

1. (adj)Resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction
(in earnest) To a greater extent or more intensely than before
(in earnest) (Of a person) sincere and serious in intention
2.(n) A thing intended or regarded as a sign or promise of what is to come

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bovine
/ˈbəʊvʌɪn/

1. (adj) Relating to or affecting cattle
(Of a person or their manner) sluggish or stupid
2. (n) An animal of the cattle group, which also includes buffaloes and bison

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hereafter
/hɪərˈɑːftə/

1. (adv) From now on
At some time in the future
After death
2. (n) Life after death

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repertory (n)
/ˈrɛpət(ə)ri/

1. The performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals
Repertory theatres regarded collectively
A repertory company
2. another term for repertoire
A repository or collection, especially of information

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repertoire (n)
/ˈrɛpətwɑː/

A stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform
The whole body of items which are regularly performed
A stock of skills or types of behaviour that a person habitually uses

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repository (n)
/rɪˈpɒzɪt(ə)ri/

A place where or receptacle in which things are or may be stored
A place where something, especially a natural resource, is found in significant quantities
A person or thing regarded as a store of information or in which a particular quality may be found