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Flashcards in Deck 52 Deck (60):
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accede

v. agree

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admonition

n. warning

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allure

v. entice; attract

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anonymity

n. having no name

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askew

adj. crookedly; slanted; at an angle

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bereft

adj. deprived of; lacking; desolate because of loss

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bicker

v. quarrel

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browse

v. graze; skim or glance at casually

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chary

adj. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

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centrifugal

adj. radiating; departing from the center

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conjure

v. summon a devil; practice magic; imagine or invent

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concentric

adj. having a common center

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contingent (adj)

adj. dependent on; conditional

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contingent (n)

n. group that makes up part of a gathering

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decapitate

v. behead

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disconsolate

adj. sad

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dingy

adj. dull; not fresh; cheerless

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drone (n)

n. idle person; male bee

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drone (v)

v. talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee

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empathy

n. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.

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espionage

n. spying

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exempt

adj. not subject to a duty, obligation

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fickle

adj. changeable; faithless

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faze

v. disconcert; dismay

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frenzied

adj. madly excited

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fluster

v. confuse

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garish

adj. over-bright in color; gaudy

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hazy

adj. slightly obscure

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impending

adj. nearing; approaching

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idiom

n. expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style

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impunity

n. freedom from punishment or harm

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inimitable

adj. matchless; not able to be imitated

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irreverence

n. lack of proper respect

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latitude

n. freedom from narrow limitations

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liability

n. drawbacks; debts

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loath

adj. reluctant; disinclined

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loathe

v. detest

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modicum

n. limited quantity

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peremptory

adj. demanding and leaving no choice

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plumb

adj. checking perpendicularity; vertical(perpendicular)

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premonition

n. forewarning

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portend

v. foretell; presage

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projectile

n. missile

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quietude

n. tranquility

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remediable

adj. reparable

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rent

n. rip; split

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satellite

n. small body revolving around a larger one

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scruple

v. fret about; hesitate for ethical reasons

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spontaneity

n. lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint

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sojurn

n. temporary stay

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stipend

n. pay for services

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slapdash

adj. haphazard; careless; sloppy

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secular

adj. worldly; not pertaining to church matters; temporal

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simile

n. comparison of one thing with another, using the word "like" or "as"

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rhetoric

n. art of effective communication; insincere language

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temperate

adj. restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature

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turncoat

n. traitor

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stanch

v. check flow of blood

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stymie

v. present an obstacle; stump

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palpitate

v. throb; flutter