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Flashcards in Deck 29 Deck (24):
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DISPEL

To make disappear; to drive away

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VIABLE; FEASIBLE

Capable of working successfully

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INTEMPERATE

a lack of self-control; immoderate

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DISMISSIVE

Feeling that something is unworthy of consideration

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CRYPTIC

Having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.

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DISPARITY

A great difference

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CURTAIL

Reduce in extent or quantity; restrict

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INNOCUOUS

Not harmful or offensive.

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RACONTEUR

A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way

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AUTOMATON

A robot (used metaphorically to describe someone or something that acts robotically)

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BUNGLER

someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

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DRACONIAN

Excessively harsh and severe.

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QUIXOTIC

Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

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MARTINET

A strict disciplinarian, esp. in the armed forces.

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MOMENTOUS

Of great importance or significance

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ABSTEMIOUS

Not self-indulgent

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ABOVEBOARD

Legitimate, honest, and open.

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NASCENT

not yet fully developed

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PERFIDIOUS

Deceitful and untrustworthy.

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ASPERSION

An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something

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ERRONEOUS

Wrong; incorrect.

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ECCENTRIC

Unconventional and slightly strange

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DISTINCTIVE

unique

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PROFLIGATE

wasteful