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Flashcards in Deck 6 Deck (16):
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infusion (n)
/ɪnˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/

1. A drink, remedy, or extract prepared by soaking tea leaves or herbs in liquid
2. The introduction of a new element or quality into something

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instantiate (v)
/ɪnˈstanʃɪeɪt/

Represent as or by an instance
(be instantiated) (Of a universal or abstract concept) be represented by an actual example.

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nascent (adj)
/ˈnas(ə)nt/

(Especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential

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inkling (n)
/ˈɪŋklɪŋ/

A slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint

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mediocrity (n)
: /miːdɪˈɒkrɪti/

The quality or state of being mediocre
A person of mediocre ability

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recrimination (n)
/rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

An accusation in response to one from someone else

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addendum (plural addenda)
/əˈdɛndəm/ /əˈdɛndə/

An item of additional material added at the end of a book or other publication

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platitude (n)
/ˈplatɪtjuːd/

A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful

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cornucopia (n)
/ˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə/

A symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn.
An abundant supply of good things of a specified kind

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coliseum/colosseum (n)
/ˌkɒləˈsiːəm/

A large theatre, cinema, or stadium

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stymie (v)
/ˈstʌɪmi/

Prevent or hinder the progress of

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execrate (v)
/ˈɛksɪkreɪt/

1. Feel or express great loathing for
2. Curse; swear.

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repast (n)
/rɪˈpɑːst/

A meal

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umbrage (n)
/ˈʌmbrɪdʒ/

1. Offence or annoyance
2. Shade or shadow, especially as cast by trees.

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diabolical (adj)
/dʌɪəˈbɒlɪk(ə)l/

1. Characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to recall the Devil
2. Disgracefully bad or unpleasant

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forsake (v)
/fəˈseɪk/

Abandon or leave
Renounce or give up (something valued or pleasant)