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Flashcards in Deck 19 Deck (16):
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cordial
/ˈkɔːdɪəl/

1. (adj) Warm and friendly
2. (adj) Strongly felt
3. (n) A sweet fruit-flavoured drink
4. (n) A pleasant-tasting medicine.

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memoir
/ˈmɛmwɑː/

1. A historical account or biography written from personal knowledge
2. An essay on a learned subject
The proceedings of a learned society

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indictment (n)
/ɪnˈdʌɪtm(ə)nt/

1. A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime
The action of indicting or being indicted
2. A thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad and deserves to be condemned

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indict (v)
/ɪnˈdʌɪt/

Formally accuse of or charge with a crime

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escapade (n)
/ˈɛskəpeɪd/

An act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure

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rampant (adj)
/ˈramp(ə)nt/

1. (Especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked
Unrestrained in action or performance
(Of a plant) lush in growth; luxuriant

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luxuriant (adj)
/lʌɡˈʒʊərɪənt/

(Of vegetation) rich and profuse in growth; lush
(Of hair) thick and healthy

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profuse (adj)
/prəˈfjuːs/

(Especially of something offered or discharged) very plentiful; abundant
(Of a person) extravagant

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mortgage
/ˈmɔːɡɪdʒ/

1. (n) A legal agreement by which a bank, building society, etc. lends money at interest in exchange for taking title of the debtor’s property, with the condition that the conveyance of title becomes void upon the payment of the debt
The amount of money borrowed in a mortgage
2. (v) Convey (a property) to a creditor as security on a loan
Expose to future risk or constraint for the sake of immediate advantage

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germophobe/germaphobe
/ˈdʒəməfəʊb/

A person with an extreme fear of germs and an obsession with cleanliness

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toddler (n)
/ˈtɒdlə/

A young child who is just beginning to walk.

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chide (v)
/tʃʌɪd/

Scold or rebuke

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quintessential (adj)
: /ˌkwɪntɪˈsɛnʃ(ə)l/

Representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class

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symptomatic (adj)
/sɪm(p)təˈmatɪk/

1. Serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable
2. Exhibiting or involving medical symptoms

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polyglot
/ˈpɒlɪɡlɒt/

1. (adj) Knowing or using several languages
(Of a book) having the text translated into several languages
2. (n) A person who knows and is able to use several languages

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impertinent (adj)
/ɪmˈpəːtɪnənt/

1. Not showing proper respect; rude
2. Not pertinent to a particular matter; irrelevant