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Flashcards in Deck 17 Deck (16):
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mishmash (n)
/ˈmɪʃmaʃ/

A confused mixture

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exude (v)
: /ɪɡˈzjuːd/

1. (With reference to moisture or a smell) discharge or be discharged slowly and steadily
2. (Of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly
(Of a place) have a strong atmosphere of

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unkempt (adj)
/ʌnˈkɛm(p)t/

(Especially of a person) having an untidy or dishevelled appearance

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dishevelled / disheveled (adj)
/dɪˈʃɛv(ə)ld/

(Of a person’s hair, clothes, or appearance) untidy; disordered

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spook
/spuːk/

1. (n) A ghost.
A spy
2. (v) Frighten; unnerve
(Especially of an animal) take fright suddenly

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incensed (adj)
/ɪnˈsɛnst/

Very angry; enraged

7

haemorrhage / hemorrhage
/ˈhɛmərɪdʒ/

1. (n) An escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
A damaging loss of valuable people or resources
2. (v) (Of a person) suffer a haemorrhage
Lose or expend large amounts of (something valuable) in a seemingly uncontrollable way

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standstill (n)
/ˈstan(d)stɪl/

A situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all

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scorn
/skɔːn/

1. (n) A feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something
A person viewed with contempt or disdain
A statement or gesture indicating contempt
2. (v) Feel or express contempt or disdain for
Reject (something) in a contemptuous way
Refuse to do something because one is too proud

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callous
/ˈkaləs/

1. (adj) Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

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arduous (adj)
/ˈɑːdjʊəs/

Involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring

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dire (adj)
: /ˈdʌɪə/

1. Extremely serious or urgent
(Of a warning or threat) presaging disaster
2. Of a very poor quality

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inquisition (n)
/ɪnkwɪˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

A period of prolonged and intensive questioning

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pander
/ˈpandə/

1. (v) Gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)
2. (n) A pimp.
A person who assists the immoral desires or evil designs of others

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risqué (adj)
/rɪˈskeɪ/

Slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive

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decamp (v)
/dɪˈkamp/

1. Leave a place suddenly or secretly
2. Break up or leave a military camp