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Flashcards in Deck 49 Deck (60):
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wanton

adj. unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste

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wince

v. shrink back; flinch

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voluminous

adj. bulky; large

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virile

adj. manly

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verisimilitude

n. appearance of truth; likelihood

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urbane

adj. suave; refined; elegant

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unctuous

adj. oily; bland; insincerely suave

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tycoon

n. wealthy leader

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tremor

n. trembling; slight quivor

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theocracy

n. government run by religious leaders

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temporal

adj. not lasting forever; limited by time; secular

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taint

v. contaminate

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superimpose

v. place over something else

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supple

adj. flexible; pliant

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substantive

adj. real, as opposed to imaginary; essential; solidly based; substantial

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subdued

adj. less intense; quieter

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sophistry

n. seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning(deceptive reasoning)

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simper

v. smirk; smile affectedly

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sedition

n. resistance to authority; insubordination

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sagacious

adj. perceptive; shrewd; having insight

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revoke

v. cancel; retract

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rousing

adj. lively; stirring

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resolve (v)

v. decide; settle; solve

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retort

n. quick sharp reply

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reproach

v. express disapproval or disappointment

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recipient

n. receiver

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refractory

adj. stubborn; unmanageable

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ramshackle

adj. rickety; falling apart

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quiver (v)

v. tremble; shake

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rancid

adj. having the odor of stale fat

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pulchritude

n. beauty; comliness

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propellants

n. substances that propel or drive forward

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prognosis

n. forecasted course of a disease; prediction

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primp

v. groom oneself with care; adorn oneself

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prerogative

n. privilege; unquestionable right

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predetermine

v. predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly

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phobia

n. morbid fear

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pertinent

adj. to the point; relevant

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intrude

v. trespass; enter as an uninvited person

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interminable

adj. endless

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imperative

adj. absolutely necessary; critically important

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emendation

n. correction of errors; improvement

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extrapolation

n. projection; conjecture

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evince

v. show clearly

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distort

v. twist out of shape

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dissection

n. analysis; cutting apart in order to examine

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demystify

v. clarify; free from mystery or obscurity

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delete

v. erase; strike out

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cerebration

n. thought

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caucus

n. private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

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appellation

n. name; title

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anonymous

adj. having no name

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abduction

n. kidnapping

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bilious

adj. suffering from indigestion; irritable

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bent (adj)

adj. determined

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complement

v. complete; consummate; make perfect

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clench

v. close tightly; grasp

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bent (n)

n. natural talent or inclination

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comatose

adj. in a coma; extremely sleepy

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unobtrusive

adj. inconspicuous; not blatant