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Flashcards in Deck 19 Deck (20):
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Evanescent

Vanishing; fading away; fleeting

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Evergreen

Tree having green leaves throughout the year

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Excogitate

To think out; devise; invent
To study intently and carefully to comprehend fully

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Exculpate

Free from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate

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Exegesis

Critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially the Bible

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Explicate

To make plain or clear; explain; interpret
To develop (a principle, theory)

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Extirpate

To remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate

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Factotum

A person or official having many different responsibilities

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Farce

Foolish show; mockery; ridiculous sham
Light, humorous play

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Faux-naif

A person who pretends to be naïve, simple, innocent

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Feckless

Ineffective; incompetent; futile
Having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy

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Fettle

State; condition
To remove from a cast component
To line or repair (the walls of a furnace)

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Fictive

Fictitious; imaginary

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Fissile

Capable of being split or divided

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Flagitious

Shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times
Heinous or flagrant, as a crime

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Floe

Sheet of floating ice

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Flout

Treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock

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Flummox

To bewilder; confound; confuse

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Fraught

A load; cargo; freight
Full of; accompanied by; involving

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Full-bore

Moving or operating at the greatest speed or with maximum power