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Flashcards in Deck 26 Deck (60):
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apprenticeship

n. time spent as a novice learning a trade from a skilled worker

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bungle

v. mismanage; blunder

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transmute

v. change; convert to something different

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caldron

n. large kettle

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chicanery

n. trickery; deception

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clairvoyant

adj., n. having foresight; fortuneteller

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petty

adj. trivial; unimportant; very small

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cloying

adj. distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental

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archetype

n. prototype; primitive pattern

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convention

n. social or moral custom; established practice

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coronation

n. ceremony of crowning a queen or king

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disembark

v. go ashore; unload cargo from a ship

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disparate

adj. basically different; unrelated

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eclipse

v. darken; extinguish; surpass

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egress

n. exit

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coiffure

n. hairstyle

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fervid

adj. ardent

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graduated

adj. arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)

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grotesque

adj. fantastic; comically hideous

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illuminate

v. brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten

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impassive

adj. without feeling; imperturbable; stoical

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inquisitor

n. questioner (especially harsh); investigator

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farce

n. broad comedy; mockery

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lout

n. clumsy person

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maelstrom

n. whirlpool

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miniscule

adj. extremely small

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misrepresent

v. give a false or incorrect impression, often deliberately; serve unsatisfactorily as a representative

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pact

n. agreement; treaty

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panoramic

adj. related to an unobstructed and comprehensive view

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insurmountable

adj. overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable

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preeminent

adj. outstanding; superior

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pretext

n. excuse

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prodigy

n. marvel; highly gifted child

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prominent

adj. conspicuous; notable; sticking out

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purchase

n. firm grasp or footing

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pillage

v. plunder

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reiterate

v. repeat

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render

v. deliver; provide; represent

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spat

n. squabble; minor dispute

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squalor

n. filth; degradation; dirty, neglected state

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quarry

v. dig into

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soluble

adj. able to be dissolved; able to be explained

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stereotype

n. fixed and unvarying representation

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stringent

adj. severe; rigid; constricted

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sluggard

n. lazy person

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suffragist

n. advocate of voting rights (for women)

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throes

n. violent anguish

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tortuous

adj. winding; full of curves

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suborn

v. persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury)

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trivial

adj. unimportant; trifling

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unsightly

adj. ugly

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validate

v. confirm; ratify

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vital

adj. vibrant and lively; critical; living, breathing

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waffle

v. speak equivocally (not direct) about an issue

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licentious

adj. amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained

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abhor

v. detest; hate

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affluence

n. abundance; wealth

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alias

n. an assumed name

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buccaneer

n. pirate

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causal

adj. implying a cause-and-effect relationship