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Flashcards in Deck 18 Deck (16):
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shutter
/ˈʃʌtə/

1. (n) Each of a pair of hinged panels fixed inside or outside a window that can be closed for security or privacy or to keep out the light (cửa chớp)
2. (n) A device that opens and closes to expose the film in a camera
3. (v) Close the shutters of (a window or building)
Close (a business)

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fester (v)
/ˈfɛstə/

(Of a wound or sore) become septic; suppurate
(Of food or rubbish) become rotten and offensive to the senses
(Of a negative feeling or a problem) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference
(Of a person) deteriorate physically and mentally in isolated inactivity

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septic (adj)
/ˈsɛptɪk/

1. (Chiefly of a wound or a part of the body) infected with bacteria
2. Denoting a drainage system incorporating a septic tank (hố tự hoại)

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suppurate (v)
/ˈsʌpjʊreɪt/

Undergo the formation of pus; fester
(mưng mủ)

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reverent (adj)
/ˈrɛv(ə)r(ə)nt/

Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect

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purportedly (adv)
/pəˈpɔːtɪdli/

As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly

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masquerade
/ˌmɑːskəˈreɪd/

1. (n) A false show or pretence
The wearing of disguise
2. (v) Pretend to be someone one is not
Be disguised or passed off as something else

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unpropitious (adj)
: /ʌnprəˈpɪʃəs/

(Of a circumstance) not giving or indicating a good chance of success; unfavourable

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solvent
/ˈsɒlv(ə)nt/

1. (adj) Having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one’s debts
2. (adj) Able to dissolve other substances
3. (n) The liquid in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution.
Something that acts to weaken or dispel a particular attitude or situation

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dearth (n)
/dəːθ/

A scarcity or lack of something
A situation where food is in short supply.

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prevalent (adj)
/ˈprɛv(ə)l(ə)nt/

Widespread in a particular area or at a particular time
Predominant; powerful.

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bestow (v)
/bɪˈstəʊ/

Confer or present (an honour, right, or gift)
Put (something) in a specified place

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bevy (n)
/ˈbɛvi/

A large group of people or things of a particular kind

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impregnable (adj)
/ɪmˈprɛɡnəb(ə)l/

(Of a fortified position) unable to be captured or broken into
Unable to be defeated or overcome

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ex post facto (adj/adv)
/ˌɛks pəʊst ˈfaktəʊ/

With retrospective action or force

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mnemonic
/nɪˈmɒnɪk/

1. (n) A system such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations which assists in remembering something
2. (adj) Aiding or designed to aid the memory.
Relating to the power of memory.