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Flashcards in Deck 22 Deck (60):
1

entail

v. require; necessitate; involve

2

edict

n. decree (especially issued by a sovereign); official command

3

dissuade

v. persuade not to do; discourage

4

distant

adj. reserved or aloof; cold in manner

5

avow

v. declare openly

6

bevy

n. large group

7

burlesque

v. give an imitation that ridicules

8

censor

n. overseer of morals; person who reads to eliminate inappropriate remarks

9

condescend

v. act conscious of descending to a lower level; patronize

10

converse (n)

n. opposite

11

cynosure

n. the object of general attention

12

demoniac

adj. fiendish

13

dilettante

n. aimless follower of the arts; amateur; dabbler

14

fatuous

adj. foolish; inane

15

forlorn

adj. sad and lonely; wretched

16

genteel

adj. well-bred; elegant

17

harbinger

n. forerunner

18

imbibe

v. drink in

19

mnemonic

adj. pertaining to memory

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multifaceted

adj. having many aspects

21

neologism

n. new or newly coined word or phrase

22

omnivorous

adj. eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything

23

paragon

n. model of perfection

24

pique (n)

n. irritation; resentment

25

persona

n. public personality or facade

26

pore

v. study industriously; ponder; scrutinize

27

prim

adj. very precise and formal; exceedingly proper

28

prone

adj. inclined to; prostrate

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prurient

adj. having or causing lustful thoughts and desires

30

rationalize

v. give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable one; offer an excuse

31

redress

n. remedy; compensation

32

renovate

v. restore to good condition; renew

33

residue

n. remainder; balance

34

revert

v. relapse; backslide; turn back to

35

schism

n. division; split

36

serenity

n. calmness; placidity

37

slacken

v. slow up; loosen

38

sonorous

adj. resonant

39

staid

adj. sober; sedate

40

sumptuous

adj. lavish; rich

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terminology

n. terms used in a science or art

42

toxic

adj. poisonous

43

tumult

n. commotion; riot; noise

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unique

adj. without an equal; single in kind

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wake

n. trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before

46

whet

v. sharpen; stimulate

47

wrath

n. anger; fury

48

acme

n. top; pinnacle

49

alloy (v)

v. mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate

50

analogy

n. similarity; parallelism

51

aptitude

n. fitness; talent

52

attest (v)

v. testify, bear witness

53

bedraggle

v. wet thoroughly; stain with mud

54

booming

adj. deep and resonant; flourishing, thriving

55

chivalrous

adj. courteous; faithful; brave

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compensatory

adj. making up for; repaying

57

console

v. lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort

58

cozen

v. cheat; hoodwink; swindle

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coy

adj. shy; modest; coquettish

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default

n. failure to act