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Flashcards in Deck 23 Deck (20):
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Nebulous

In the form of a cloud or haze
Unclear, vague, ill-defined

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Nostrum

A medicine, esp. one not considered effective, prepared by an unqualified person
Pet scheme or favorite remedy for bringing out social/political reform
"Magic formula"

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Notional

Existing only in theory; speculative

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Notwithstanding

In spite of
Nevertheless

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Nugatory

Of no value or importance

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Odious

Extremely unpleasant; repulsive

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Olio

Misc collection of things; variety act or show

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Overture

Intro to something more substantial
Proposal, proposition (peace talks)

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Pacific

Peaceful in character or intent

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Paean

Song (or anything) of praise or triumph

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Pandemic

Prevalent over the whole country or the world

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Pander

Gratify or indulge an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit

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Pantheon

All the gods of a people or a religion collectively
Building in which illustrious dead of a nation are buried
Group of particularly respected, famous, or important people

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Parable

Simple story used to illustrate moral or spiritual lesson; as told by Jesus in the Gospels

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Paramount

More important than anything else; supreme

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Paramour

Lover; illicit partner of a married person

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Parlous

Full of danger or uncertainty; precarious
Greatly or excessively

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Parochial

Relating to a church parish
Limited or narrow outlook or scope

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Parsimony

Extreme unwillingness to spend money

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Parvenu

Person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity