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Flashcards in Deck 48 Deck (60):
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absolute

adj. complete; totally unlimited; certain

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accentuate

v. emphasize; stress

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alchemy

n. medieval chemistry

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aloft

adv. upward

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amicable

adj. politely friendly; not quarrelsome

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asperity

n. sharpness (of temper)

7

array

v. clothe; adorn | marshal; draw up in order

8

begrudge

v. resent

9

baroque

adj. highly ornate

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behemoth

n. huge creature; monstrous animal

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berserk

adv. frenzied

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berate

v. scold strongly

13

cameo

n. shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film

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careen

v. lurch; sway from side to side

15

cogent

adj. convincing

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collusion

n. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme

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consort (v)

v. associate with

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consort (n)

n. husband or wife

19

convivial

adj. festive; gay; characterized by joviality

20

denizen

n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor

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deliberate

v. consider; ponder

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discord

n. conflict; lack of harmony

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diatribe

n. bitter scolding; invective

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distraught

adj. upset; distracted by anxiety

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expletive

n. interjection; profane oath

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exhort

v. urge

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exacting

adj. extremely demanding

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felicitous

adj. apt; suitably expressed; well-chosen

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figurative

adj. not literal

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forthright

adj. outspoken; straightforward; frank

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fortitude

n. bravery; courage

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germane

adj. pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand

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garnish

v. decorate

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hue

n. color; aspect

35

hibernate

v. sleep throughout the winter

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hilarity

n. boisterous mirth

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headlong

adj. hasty; rash

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imperceptible

adj. unnoticeable; undetectable

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implicate

v. incriminate; show to be involved

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imply

v. suggest a meaning not expressed; signify

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incorporate

v. introduce something into a larger whole

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initiate

v. begin; originate; receive into a group

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industrious

adj. diligent; hard-working

44

ire

n. anger

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judicious

adj. sound in judgment; wise

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lachrymose

adj. producing tears

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malcontent

n. person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs

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manipulate

v. operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc) artfully

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misconception

n. mistaken idea

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reprisal

n. retaliation

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resilient

adj. elastic; having the power of springing back

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reparation

n. amends; compensation

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protract

v. prolong

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propinquity

n. nearness; kinship

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salient

adj. protruding; strikingly conspicuous; jumping

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saga

n. Scandanavian myth; any legend

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rout

v. stampede; drive out

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rubble

n. broken fragments

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windfall

n. unexpected lucky event

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warble

v. sing; babble