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Flashcards in Deck 7 Deck (16):
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malicious (adj)
/məˈlɪʃəs/

Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm

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unbeknown/unbeknownst (adj)
/ʌnbɪˈnəʊn/ /ʌnbɪˈnəʊnst/

(unbeknown to) Without the knowledge of (someone)

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abhorrent (adj)
/əbˈhɒr(ə)nt/

Inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant

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repugnant (adj)
/rɪˈpʌɡnənt/

1. Extremely distasteful; unacceptable
2. (repugnant to) In conflict or incompatible with
Given to stubborn resistance

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consanguineous (adj)
/ˌkɒnsaŋˈɡwɪnɪəs/

Relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor

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efficacious (adj)
/ˌɛfɪˈkeɪʃəs/

(Of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective

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forebear/forbear (n)
/ˈfɔːbɛː/

(usually one's forebears)An ancestor

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reign
/reɪn/

1. (v) Hold royal office; rule as monarch
Be the best or most important in a particular area or domain
(Of a quality or condition) be the dominant feature of a situation or place
2. (n) The period of rule of a monarch
The period during which someone or something is predominant or pre-eminent

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herald
/ˈhɛr(ə)ld/

1. (n) An official employed to oversee state ceremonial, precedence, and the use of armorial bearings, and (historically) to make proclamations, carry official messages, and oversee tournaments
2. (n) A person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen
3. (n) A brown moth with dull orange markings, often hibernating in houses and old buildings
4. (v) Be a sign that (something) is about to happen
Acclaim

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acclaim
/əˈkleɪm/

1. (v) Praise enthusiastically and publicly
2. (n) Enthusiastic and public praise

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necessitate (v)
/nɪˈsɛsɪteɪt/

Make (something) necessary as a result or consequence
Make it necessary for (someone) to do something

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stout
/staʊt/

1. (adj) (Of a person) rather fat or of heavy build
2. (adj) (Of an object) strong and thick
3. (adj) Having or showing courage and determination
4. (n) A kind of strong, dark beer brewed with roasted malt or barley

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concomitant
/kənˈkɒmɪt(ə)nt/

1. (adj) Naturally accompanying or associated
2. (n) A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something

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heap
/hiːp/

1. (n) An untidy collection of objects placed haphazardly on top of each other
An amount of a particular loose substance
2. (v) Put (objects or a loose substance) in a heap
(heap something with) Load something copiously with
Form a heap
3. (v) (heap something on/upon) Direct a great deal of praise, abuse, criticism, etc. at (someone or something)
(heap someone/thing with) Give someone or something (a great deal of praise, abuse, criticism, etc.)

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high-handed (adj)
/hʌɪˈhandɪd/

Using power or authority without considering the feelings of others

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pageant (n)
/ˈpadʒ(ə)nt/

A public entertainment consisting of a procession of people in elaborate, colourful costumes, or an outdoor performance of a historical scene
Something regarded as a series of interesting and varied events