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Flashcards in Direct Vocab 2 Deck (100):
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abscond

(v.) to sneak away and hide

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absolution

n.) freedom from blame, guilt, sin

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abstain

(v.) to freely choose not to commit an action

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abstruse

(adj.) hard to comprehend

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accede

(v.) to agree

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accentuate

(v.) to stress, highlight, place accent upon

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accessible

(adj.) obtainable, reachable, able to be grasped mentally

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acclaim

(n.) high praise

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accolade

(n.) special distinction, high praise

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accommodating

(adj.) making room for, helpful, providing convenience and comfort, polite, obliging

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accord

(n.) an agreement

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accost

(v.) to confront verbally

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accretion

(n.) slow growth in size or amount

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acerbic

(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste

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bane

(n.) a burden

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bard

(n.) a poet, often a singer as well

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bashful

(adj.) shy, excessively timid

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capricious

(adj.) subject to whim, fickle

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captivate

(v.) to get the attention of, hold

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carouse

(v.) to party, celebrate

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carp

(v.) to annoy, pester

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catalog

1. (v.) to list, enter into a list

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catalyze

(v.) to charge, inspire

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caucus

(n.) a meeting usually held by people working toward the same goal

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caustic

(adj.) bitter, biting, acidic

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cavort

(v.) to leap about, behave boisterously

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censure

1. (n.) harsh criticism

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cerebral

(adj.) related to the intellect

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chaos

(n.) absolute disorder

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chastise

(v.) to criticize severely

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cherish

(v.) to feel or show affection toward something

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defer

(v.) to postpone something, to yield to the wisdom of another

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deferential

(adj.) showing respect for the authority of another

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defile

(v.) to make unclean, impure

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deft

(adj.) skillful, capable

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defunct

(adj.) no longer used or existing

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delegate

(v.) to hand over responsibility for something

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deleterious

(adj.) harmful

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deliberate

(adj.) intentional, reflecting careful consideration

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delineate

(v.) to describe, outline, shed light on

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demagogue

(n.) a leader who appeals to the prejudices of the populace

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effrontery

(n.) impudence, nerve, insolence

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effulgent

(adj.) radiant, splendorous

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egregious

(adj.) extremely bad

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elaborate

(adj.) complex, detailed, intricate

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elated

(adj.) overjoyed, thrilled

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elegy

(n.) a speech given in honor of a dead person

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elicit

(v.) to bring forth, draw out, evoke

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fallacious

(adj.) incorrect, misleading

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fastidious

(adj.) meticulous, demanding, having high and often unattainable standards

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fathom

(v.) to understand, comprehend

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garrulous

(adj.) talkative, wordy

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hallowed

(adj.) revered, consecrated

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impeccable

(adj.) exemplary, flawless

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impecunious

(adj.) poor

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imperative

1. (adj.) necessary, pressing

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imperious

(adj.) commanding, domineering

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impertinent

(adj.) rude, insolent

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impervious

(adj.) impenetrable, incapable of being affected

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impetuous

(adj.) rash; hastily done

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jubilant

(adj.) extremely joyful, happy

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knell

(n.) the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death

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languid

(adj.) sluggish from fatigue or weakness

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larceny

(n.) obtaining property by theft or trickery

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malevolent

(adj.) wanting harm to befall others

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malleable

(adj.) capable of being shaped or transformed

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mandate

(n.) an authoritative command

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nebulous

(adj.) vaguely defined, cloudy

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nefarious

(adj.) heinously villainous

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oblique

(adj.) diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward

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oblivious

(adj.) lacking consciousness or awareness of something

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pariah

(n.) an outcast

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parody

(n.) a satirical imitation

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parsimony

(n.) frugality, stinginess

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partisan

(n.) a follower, adherent

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patent

(adj.) readily seen or understood, clear

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pathology

(n.) a deviation from the normal

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pathos

(n.) an emotion of sympathy

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paucity

(adj.) small in quantity

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pejorative

(adj.) derogatory, uncomplimentary

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pellucid

(adj.) easily intelligible, clear

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quaint

(adj.) charmingly old-fashioned

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raucous

(adj.) loud, boisterous

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raze

(v.) to demolish, level

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rebuke

(v.) to scold, criticize

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recapitulate

(v.) to sum up, repeat

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recalcitrant

(adj.) defiant, unapologetic

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salve

(n.) a soothing balm

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sanctimonious

(adj.) giving a hypocritical appearance of piety

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sanguine

(adj.) optimistic, cheery

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satiate

(v.) to satisfy excessively

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scathing

(adj.) sharp, critical, hurtful

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tedious

(adj.) dull, boring

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temerity

(n.) audacity, recklessness

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temperance

(n.) moderation in action or thought

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tenable

(adj.) able to be defended or maintained

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umbrage

(n.) resentment, offense

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validate

(v.) to confirm, support, corroborate

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vapid

(adj.) lacking liveliness, dull

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wanton

(adj.) undisciplined, lewd, lustful