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Flashcards in Deck 36 Deck (20):
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Chaste

Free from obscenity

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Percipient

Having perception, discerning

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Antebellum

Before the war

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Oligarchy

Ruled by select few

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Anthropocentric

Regarding humanity as central fact of the universe

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Annals

Record of events

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Amatory

Pertaining to lovers

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Pedagogue

Teacher

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Atrophy

Wasting away of body tissue

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Deference

Respect, Courtesy

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Extenuating

Making less serious by offering excuses

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Apotheosis

Glorification

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Protract

Prolong, draw out, extend

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Adventitious

Accidental

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Temporize

Stall for time

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Jocund, Jocose

Jesting, jolly

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Skinflint

Stingy person

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Voluptuary

Devoted to pleasure, luxury

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Haughtily

Disdainfully proud, snobbish

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Adjure

Beg or command