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Flashcards in English 1H WotD Final Deck (50):
1

a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative

emissary

2

the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

resilience

3

the abode of the blessed after death

elysium

4

disapproval, condemnation, or censure

reprobation

5

a reprimand

castigation

6

marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry

vociferous

7

having moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right

scrupulous

8

to spread or promote widely

propagate

9

a small, decorative ornament or trinket

bibelot

10

something that is contradictory or opposite to another; a logical contradiction

antinome

11

clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent

scour

12

throw (someone) out a window

defenestrate

13

unusually advanced or mature in development, especially mental development

precocious

14

unimaginative; dull

prosaic

15

to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of

propitiate

16

marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book)

marginalia

17

to introduce (something, such as a microorganism) into a suitable situation for growth

inoculate

18

a complete and ignominious failure

fiasco

19

smooth; especially: having surface without hairs or projections

glabrous

20

of, relating to, or involving arson: arsonous

incendiary

21

containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements

disparate

22

easily accomplished or attained

facile

23

physical or mental quickness; nimbleness; agility

legerity

24

of or relating to winter; wintry

hibernal

25

favorable to or promoting health, healthful

salubrious

26

strong or vehement expression of disapproval

censure

27

refusing to accept

denegation

28

causing or tending to cause sleep

soporific

29

to clear, as of an accusation: free from guilt or blame; exculpate

exonerate

30

(of language) native or indigenous

vernacular

31

fond of company; sociable

gregarious

32

help; relief; aid; assistance

succor

33

agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, especially a pleasant sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words

euphony

34

agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, especially a pleasant sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words

razzmatazz

35

to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed

abash

36

of fishes, fishermen, or fishing

piscatorial

37

very satisfactory

copacetic

38

to understand or explain the sense or intention of usually in a particular way or respect to a given set of circumstances

construe

39

having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities

urbane

40

offense; annoyance; displeasure

umbrage

41

existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent

ubiquitous

42

being more than is sufficient or required

superfluous

43

to catch sight of

descry

44

an informal conversation

causerie

45

out-of-doors; in the open air

alfresco

46

marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

obsequious

47

expressing or of the nature of necessary truth or absolute certainty

apodictic

48

usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle

parable

49

the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form

archetype

50

composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous

homogeneous