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Flashcards in Deck 15 Deck (16):
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cavil
/ˈkav(ə)l/

1. (v) Make petty or unnecessary objections
2. (n) A petty or unnecessary objection.

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petty (adj)
/ˈpɛti/

1. Of little importance; trivial
Unduly concerned with trivial matters, especially in a small-minded or spiteful way
2. Of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor

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potentate (n)
/ˈpəʊt(ə)nteɪt/

A monarch or ruler, especially an autocratic one

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autocratic (Adj)
/ɔːtəˈkratɪk/

Relating to a ruler who has absolute power
Taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering

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altercation (n)
/ɒltəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

A noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public

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vanguard (n)
/ˈvanɡɑːd/

A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas
A position at the forefront of new developments or ideas
The foremost part of an advancing army or naval force.

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apogee (n)
/ˈapədʒiː/

The highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination

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exalt (v)
/ɪɡˈzɔːlt/

1. Think or speak very highly of (someone or something)
2. Raise to a higher rank or position
Make noble in character; dignify

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budge (v)
/bʌdʒ/

Make or cause to make the slightest movement
(budge up/over) Make room for another person by moving
Change an opinion

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crafty (adj)
/ˈkrɑːfti/

1. Clever at achieving one’s aims by indirect or deceitful methods
Involving or relating to indirect or deceitful methods
2. Involving or relating to the making of objects by hand

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promulgate (v)
/ˈprɒm(ə)lɡeɪt/

Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause)
Put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation

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behove/behoove (v)
/bɪˈhəʊv/

(it behoves someone to do something)
It is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something
It is appropriate or suitable; it befits

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withstand (v) /wɪðˈstand/
(withstood,withstood)

Remain undamaged or unaffected by; resist
Offer strong resistance or opposition to

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subsist (v)
/səbˈsɪst/

1. Maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level
Provide sustenance for
2. (law) Remain in force or effect
(subsist in) Be attributable to

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sustenance (n)
/ˈsʌst(ə)nəns/

Food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment
The maintaining of someone or something in life or existence

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aberrant (adj)
/əˈbɛr(ə)nt/

Departing from an accepted standard
(biology) Diverging from the normal type