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Flashcards in Deck 9 Deck (35):
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inconsequential

Insignificant, unimportant; illogical

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placate

Satisfy or calm down (an angry or dissatisfied person), esp. by conciliatory gestures

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listless

Spiritless, lacking interest or energy

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pathogenic

Capable of producing disease

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patent

Obvious, apparent, plain to see (adj); a letter from a government guaranteeing an inventor the rights to his or her invention

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palliate

Make less serious or severe; relieve symptoms of an illness

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erratic

Inconsistent, wandering, having no fixed income

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candid

Open, sincere, honest

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pretentious

Claiming or demanding a position of importance or dignity, esp. when unjustified; showing off, creating a deceptive, false show of worth

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sacrosanct

Sacred, inviolable, not to be trespassed on or violated; above any criticism

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diffident

Lacking confidence, shy

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gauche

Tactless, lacking social grace, awkward, crude

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fastidious

Excessively particular, difficult to please; painstaking, meticulous, requiring excessive attention to detail

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refulgent

Shining, radiant

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misanthrope

Hater of humankind

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unconscionable

Not guided by conscience; morally wrong, unjust, unreasonable

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imbue

Permeate of saturate, as dye in a fabric; influence throughout

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meretricious

Attractive in a vulgar or flashy way, tawdry; deceptive

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presumptuous

Too bold or forward; going beyond that which is proper

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dismiss

Allow to disperse or leave; fire from a job; put aside or reject, especially after only a brief discussion

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pathological

Relating to or caused by disease; relating to compulsive bad behavior

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salient

Obvious, standing out; projecting, protruding, jutting out

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eclectic

Selecting the best of everything or from many diverse sources

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insinuate

Hint, suggest slyly; introduce (an idea) into someone's mind in a subtle, artful way

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zeal

Great fervor or enthusiasm for a cause, person, etc., tireless diligence in furthering that cause; passion, ardor

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semantic

Relating to the different meanings of words or other symbols

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mannered

Having a particular manner, esp. an artifical one

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divine

Discover through diviniation or supernatural means; perceive by insight

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pious

Devout; religiously reverent and dutiful

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eminent

Prominent, distinguished, of high rank

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reprobate

Disreputable, unprincipled, or damned person (noun); shameless, depraved (adj)

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indigence

Extreme poverty

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fetid

Stinking; having an offensive smell

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confound

Confuse, frustrate; mix up or make worse

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repose

The act or state of resting; peacefulness, tranquility; lying dead in a grave