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Flashcards in Deck 20 Deck (16):
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somber/sombre (adj)
/ˈsɒmbə/

1. Dark or dull in colour or tone
2. Having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness

2

agnostic
/aɡˈnɒstɪk/

1. (n) A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
2. (adj) Relating to agnostics or agnosticism
(In a non-religious context) having a doubtful or non-committal attitude towards something

3

aver (v)
/əˈvəː/

State or assert to be the case
(law) Allege as a fact in support of a plea (xác minh)

4

precursor (n)
/prɪˈkəːsə/

A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner
A substance from which another is formed, especially by metabolic reaction

5

puckish (adj)
/ˈpʌkɪʃ/

Playful, especially in a mischievous way

6

geniality (n)
/ˌdʒiːnɪˈalɪti/

The quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner; affability

7

anonymity (n)
/anəˈnɪmɪti/

The condition of being anonymous
Lack of outstanding, individual, or unusual features; impersonality

8

gusto (n)
/ˈɡʌstəʊ/

1. Enjoyment and enthusiasm in doing something
2. The style in which a work of art is executed

9

languor (n)
/ˈlaŋɡə/

1. Tiredness or inactivity, especially when pleasurable
2. An oppressive stillness of the air
--> languorous

10

tribulation (n)
/ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

A cause of great trouble or suffering
A state of great trouble or suffering

11

travail
/ˈtraveɪl/

1. (n) Painful or laborious effort
Labour pains
2. (v) Engage in painful or laborious effort
(Of a woman) be in labour

12

unbidden (adj)
/ʌnˈbɪd(ə)n/

Without having been commanded or invited
(Especially of a thought or feeling) arising without conscious effort

13

baleful (adj)
/ˈbeɪlfʊl/

Threatening harm; menacing
Having a harmful or destructive effect

14

inaugural (adj)
/ɪˈnɔːɡjʊr(ə)l/

1. (Adj) Marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office
2. (n) An inaugural speech, especially one made by an incoming US president

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picayune (adj)
/ˌpɪkəˈjuːn/

Of little value or significance; petty

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boon (n)
/buːn/

1. A thing that is helpful or beneficial
2. A favour or request.