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Flashcards in Deck 8 Deck (16):
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ingrain/engrain (v)
/ɪnˈɡreɪn/

Firmly fix or establish (a habit, belief, or attitude) in a person

2

quotidian (adj)
/kwɒˈtɪdɪən/

Of or occurring every day; daily
Ordinary or everyday; mundane

3

indebted (adj)
/ɪnˈdɛtɪd/

Owing money
Owing gratitude for a service or favour

4

deracinate (v)
/dɪˈrasɪneɪt/

(usually as adjective deracinated) Uproot (someone) from their natural geographical, social, or cultural environment

5

inclement (adj)
/ɪnˈklɛm(ə)nt/

(Of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet

6

sweltering (adj)
/ˈswɛlt(ə)rɪŋ/

Uncomfortably hot

7

intractable (adj)
/ɪnˈtraktəb(ə)l/

Hard to control or deal with
(Of a person) difficult or stubborn.

8

genteel (adj)
/dʒɛnˈtiːl/

Characterized by exaggerated or affected politeness, refinement, or respectability

9

formidable (adj)
/ˈfɔːmɪdəb(ə)l/

Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable

10

mollify (v)
/ˈmɒlɪfʌɪ/

Appease the anger or anxiety of (someone)
Reduce the severity of (something)

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granular (adj)
/ˈɡranjʊlə/

Resembling or consisting of small grains or particles
Having a roughened surface or structure.

12

racket
/ˈrakɪt/

1. (also racquet) A bat with a round or oval frame strung with catgut, nylon, etc., used especially in tennis, badminton, and squash
2. (n) A loud unpleasant noise; a din
The noise and liveliness of fashionable society
3. (n) An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money
A person’s line of business or way of life
4. (v) Make or move with a loud unpleasant noise
5. (v) (racket about/around) Enjoy oneself socially; go in pursuit of pleasure or entertainment

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sedulous (adj)
/ˈsɛdjʊləs/

(Of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence

14

remiss (adj)
/rɪˈmɪs/

Lacking care or attention to duty; negligent

15

tempestuous (adj)
/tɛmˈpɛstjʊəs/

1. Characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion
2. Very stormy

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delve (v)
/dɛlv/

1. Reach inside a receptacle and search for something
Research or make painstaking enquiries into something
2. Dig; excavate