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Flashcards in Deck 17 Deck (16):
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agog (adj)
/əˈɡɒɡ/

Very eager or curious to hear or see something

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sate
/seɪt/

1. (v) Satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full:
Supply (someone) with as much as or more of something than is desired or can be managed

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pronounced (adj)
/prəˈnaʊnst/

Very noticeable or marked; conspicuous

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cohesive (adj)
/kəʊˈhiːsɪv/

Characterized by or causing cohesion

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cohesion (n)
/kə(ʊ)ˈhiːʒ(ə)n/

The action or fact of forming a united whole

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hew (v) (pp hewed or hewn)
/hjuː/

1. Chop or cut (something, especially wood or coal) with an axe, pick, or other tool
Make or shape by cutting a hard material such as wood
2. (hew to) Conform or adhere to

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rankle (v)
/ˈraŋk(ə)l/

1 (Of a comment or fact) cause continuing annoyance or resentment
Annoy or irritate (someone)
2. (Of a wound or sore) continue to be painful; fester

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galling (adj)
/ˈɡɔːlɪŋ/

Causing annoyance or resentment; annoying

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gall
/ɡɔːl/

1. (n) Bold and impudent behaviour
2. (n) gall bladder (túi mật)
Used to refer to something bitter or cruel
3. (n) Annoyance or resentment
4. (n) A sore on the skin made by chafing
5. (v) Make (someone) feel annoyed or resentful
6. (v) Make sore by rubbing

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aplomb (n)
/əˈplɒm/

Self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation

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blanch (v)
/blɑːn(t)ʃ/

1. Make white or pale by extracting colour
Whiten (a plant) by depriving it of light
2. Flinch or grow pale from shock, fear, or a similar emotion
3. Prepare (vegetables) for freezing or further cooking by immersing briefly in boiling water

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ravenous (adj)
/ˈrav(ə)nəs/

Extremely hungry
(Of hunger or need) very great; voracious

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dispatch/despatch
/dɪˈspatʃ/

1. (v) Send off to a destination or for a purpose
2. (v) Deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently
Kill
3. (n) The sending of someone or something to a destination or for a purpose
Promptness and efficiency
4. (n) An official report on state or military affairs
A report sent in from abroad by a journalist
5. (n) The killing of someone or something

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blasé (adj)
/ˈblɑːzeɪ/

Unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before

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cavalier (adj)
/ˌkavəˈlɪə/

Showing a lack of proper concern; offhand

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militant
/ˈmɪlɪt(ə)nt/

1. (adj) Favouring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
2. (n) A militant person