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Flashcards in Double meanings Deck (16):
1

arrest

to bring to a stop or halt

2

gravity

seriousness, solemnity, weight

3

precipitate

to cause, to bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly

4

relief

elevation of a land surface (eg relief map)

5

check

to restrain, to halt, to hold back, to contain

6

flag

to become weak or feeble or spiritless, to loose interest

7

discriminating

showing refined taste or good judgement

8

eclipse

to overshadow, to outshine, to surpass

9

stock

a stereotypical and formulaic character in a novel or film

10

currency

general acceptance or use (eg a style gaining currency)

11

negotiate

to successfully travel through, around, or even over an obstacle or terrain

12

temper

to soften, to moderate, to mitigate

13

pedestrian

undistinguished, ordinary, conventional

14

cavalier

having an arrogant attitude or a haughty disregard for others; also a gallant or chivalrous man

15

sanction

1. a penalty for disobeying a law or rule
2. official permission or approval for an action

16

qualify

to modify; to limit by adding exceptions or restricting conditions