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Flashcards in Deck 2 Deck (16):
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miraculously (adv)
/mɪˈrakjʊləsli/

In a way that suggests or resembles a miracle
In a remarkable and extremely lucky manner

2

interlude (n)
/ˈɪntəl(j)uːd/

1. An intervening period of time; an interval
A pause between the acts of a play
2. A thing occurring or done during an interval

3

intervene (v)
/ɪntəˈviːn/

1. Take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events
(Of an event or circumstance) occur as a delay or obstacle to something being done
Interrupt verbally
2.(usually as adjective intervening) Occur in the time between events
Be situated between things

4

erstwhile
/ˈəːstwʌɪl/

1. (adj) Former
2. (adv) Formerly

5

iota (n)
/ʌɪˈəʊtə/

1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet
2. An extremely small amount

6

detractor (n)
/dɪˈtraktə/

A person who disparages someone or something

7

fealty (n)
/ˈfiːəlti/

A feudal tenant’s or vassal’s sworn loyalty to a lord
Formal acknowledgement of loyalty to a lord

8

reciprocal (adj)
/rɪˈsɪprək(ə)l/

1. Given, felt, or done in return
2. (Of an agreement or obligation) bearing on or binding each of two parties equally
3. (Of a course or bearing) differing from a given course or bearing by 180 degrees
4. (Of a quantity or function) related to another so that their product is unity

9

lassitude (n)
/ˈlasɪtjuːd/

A state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy

10

convulsion (n)
/kənˈvʌlʃ(ə)n/

1. A sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children
(convulsions) Uncontrollable laughter
An earthquake or other violent or major movement of the earth’s crust
2. A violent social or political upheaval

11

retch
/rɛtʃ/

1. (v) Make the sound and movement of vomiting
Vomit
2. (n) A movement or sound of vomiting

12

scintillating (adj)
/ˈsɪntɪleɪtɪŋ/

1. Sparkling or shining brightly
2. Brilliantly and excitingly clever or skilful

13

jibe
/dʒʌɪb/

1. (v) Be in accord; agree
2. (n) An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt
3. (v) Make insulting or mocking remarks; jeer

14

jeer
/dʒɪə/

1. (v) Make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
Shout rude and mocking remarks at (someone)
2. (n) A rude and mocking remark

15

honeycomb
/ˈhʌnɪkəʊm/

1. (n) A structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs
2. (n) A structure of adjoining cavities or cells
3. (v) Fill with cavities or tunnels
Infiltrate and undermine

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infiltrate (v)
/ˈɪnfɪltreɪt/

1. Enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to acquire secret information
Introduce (someone) into an organization, place, etc. surreptitiously, in order for them to acquire secret information
2. (Of a liquid) permeate (something) by filtration
Cause (a liquid) to permeate something by filtration
3. Gradually permeate or become a part of