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Flashcards in Deck 34 Deck (60):
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defray

v. pay the costs of

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discursive

adj. digressing; rambling

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encipher

v. encode; convert a message into code

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equivocate

v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth

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flit

v. fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by

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finicky

adj. too particular; fussy

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fugitive

adj. fleeting or transitory; roving

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gall (v)

v. annoy; chafe

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grisly

adj. ghastly

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hoax

n. trick; deception; fraud

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husband

v. use sparingly; conserve; save

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impotent

adj. weak; ineffective

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impostor

n. someone who assumes a false identity

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inculcate

v. teach; instill

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indiscretion

n. lack of tactfulness or sound judgment

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inopportune

adj. untimely; poorly chosen

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irrational

adj. illogical; lacking reason; insane

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legerdemain

n. sleight of hand

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lineage

n. descent; ancestry

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marsupial

n. one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch

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malign

v. speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame

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mimicry

n. imitation

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militant

adj. combative; bellicose

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musty

adj. stale; spoiled by age

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muster

v. gather; assemble

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nebulous

adj. vague; hazy; cloudy

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ogle

v. look at amorously; stare

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pander

v. cater to the low desires of others

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pandemonium

n. wild tumult(commotion)

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pellucid

adj. transparent; limpid; easy to understand

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permeate

v. pass through; spread

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plaintive

adj. mournful

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polarize

v. split into opposite extremes or camps

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propound

v. put forth for analysis

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provisional

adj. tentative(uncertain/ not fully developed)

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provocative

adj. arousing anger or interest; annoying

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quorum

n. number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

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quizzical

adj. teasing; bantering; mocking; curious

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rapport

n. emotional closeness; harmony

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rehabilitate

v. restore to proper condition

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regiment

n. prescribed diet and habits

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remunerative

adj. compensating; rewarding

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retrieve

v. recover; find and bring in

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scale

v. climb up; ascend

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scad

n. a great quantity

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sanctimonious

adj. falsely holy; feigning piety

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salvo

n. discharge of firearms; military salute

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sinister

adj. evil; conveying a sense of ill omen

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spartan

adj. avoiding luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined

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succor

v. aid; assist; comfort

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succulent

adj. juicy; full of richness

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tenet

n. doctrine; dogma

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transitory

adj. impermanent; fleeting

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trigger

v. set off

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unscathed

adj. unharmed

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valedictory

adj. pertaining to farewell

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viscous

adj. sticky; gluey

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voyeur

n. "Peeping Tom"

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tender

v. offer; extend

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shard

n. fragment, generally of pottery