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Flashcards in Deck 8 Deck (16):
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enamour/enamor
/ɪˈnamə/

(be enamoured of/with/by)
Be filled with love for
Have a liking or admiration for

2

verdant (Adj)
/ˈvəːd(ə)nt/

1. (Of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation
2. Of the bright green colour of lush grass

3

unprovoked (adj)
/ʌnprəˈvəʊkt/

Carried out, occurring, or acting without direct provocation

4

provocation (n)
/ˌprɒvəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

1. Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
Action or speech held to be likely to prompt physical retaliation
2. The action of arousing sexual desire or interest, especially deliberately
3. (medicine) Testing to elicit a particular response or reflex

5

reside (v)
/rɪˈzʌɪd/

1. Have one’s permanent home in a particular place
Be situated
2. (Of power or a right) belong to a person or body
(Of a quality) be present or inherent in something

6

menacing (adj)
/ˈmɛnɪsɪŋ/

Suggesting the presence of danger; threatening

7

evanescent (adj)
/ɛvəˈnɛs(ə)nt/

Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

8

impeccable (adj)
/ɪmˈpɛkəb(ə)l/

In accordance with the highest standards; faultless

9

amicable (adj)
/ˈamɪkəb(ə)l/

Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord

10

euphemistically (adv)
/juːfəˈmɪstɪkli/

By means of a mild or indirect word or expression instead of one considered too harsh or blunt

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mild (adj)
/mʌɪld/

1. Not severe, serious, or harsh
(Of weather) moderately warm, especially less cold than expected
(Of a feeling) not intense or extreme
(Of a medicine or cosmetic) acting gently
(Of food, drink, or tobacco) not sharp, hot, or strong in flavour
2. Gentle and not easily provoked

12

solicitous (adj)
/səˈlɪsɪtəs/

Characterized by or showing interest or concern
Eager or anxious to do something

13

endearing (adj)
/ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ/

Inspiring affection

14

hotchpotch/hodgepodge
/ˈhɒtʃpɒtʃ/ /ˈhɒdʒpɒdʒ/

1. A confused mixture
2. A mutton stew with mixed vegetables

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motley
/ˈmɒtli/

1. (adj) Incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate
2. (adj) (Of clothing) made up of a variety of colours
3. (n) An incongruous mixture

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facetious (adj)
/fəˈsiːʃəs/

Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant