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Flashcards in Deck 20 Deck (16):
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bemuse (v)
/bɪˈmjuːz/

Puzzle, confuse, or bewilder

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ascribe (v)
/əˈskrʌɪb/

(ascribe something to) Regard something as being due to (a cause)
Regard a text, quotation, or work of art as being produced by or belonging to (a particular person or period)
Regard a quality as belonging to

3

subliminal (adj)
: /səˈblɪmɪn(ə)l/

(Of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it

4

purblind (adj)
/ˈpəːblʌɪnd/

Having impaired or defective vision; partially blind
Slow or unable to understand; dim-witted

5

astigmatism (n)
/əˈstɪɡmətɪz(ə)m/

chứng loạn thị

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grotesque
: /ɡrə(ʊ)ˈtɛsk/

1. (adj) Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
Incongruous or inappropriate to a shocking degree
2. (n) A very ugly or comically distorted figure or image

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mordant
: /ˈmɔːd(ə)nt/

1. (adj) (Especially of humour) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting
2. (n) A substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material
An adhesive compound for fixing gold leaf
3. (n) A corrosive liquid used to etch the lines on a printing plate.
4. (v) Impregnate or treat (a fabric) with a mordant

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impregnate (v)
/ˈɪmprɛɡneɪt/

1. Soak or saturate (something) with a substance
Fill with a feeling or quality
2. Make (a woman or female animal) pregnant

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pamphlet
/ˈpamflɪt/

1. (n) A small booklet or leaflet containing information or arguments about a single subject
2. (v) Distribute pamphlets to

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procure (v)
/prəˈkjʊə/

1. Obtain (something), especially with care or effort
2. Persuade or cause (someone) to do something
Cause (something) to happen

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aristocracy (n)
/ˌarɪˈstɒkrəsi/

The highest class in certain societies, typically comprising people of noble birth holding hereditary titles and offices
A form of government in which power is held by the nobility.
A group regarded as privileged or superior in a particular sphere

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nocturnal (adj)
/nɒkˈtəːn(ə)l/

Done, occurring, or active at night:

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revelry (n)
/ˈrɛvlri/

Lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol

14

monarch (n)
/ˈmɒnək/

A sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor

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prim
/prɪm/

1. (adj) Feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper; stiffly correct
2. (v) Purse (the mouth or lips) into a prim expression

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sober
/ˈsəʊbə/

1. (adj) Not affected by alcohol; not drunk.
2. (adj) Serious, sensible, and solemn
Muted in colour
3. (v) Make or become sober after drinking alcohol
Make or become more serious, sensible, and solemn