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Flashcards in English 1H WotD Final Deck (47):
1

Fool around, dawdle

lollygag

2

Nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation

proximity

3

Deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable

odious

4

The essential part: core

pith

5

An area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region

slough

6

A statement that does not agree with logic

non sequitur

7

Notably of brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions

illustrious

8

To remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely

obliterate

9

An error in chronology; especially: a chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs in regard to each other

anachronism

10

Using or given to coarse language

scurrilous

11

Archaic: a person sent ahead to provide lodgings

harbinger

12

Having the form of an animal

zoomorphic

13

Penetrable: having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through

permeable

14

To laugh loudly

cachinnate

15

To allege or prove to be of unsound mind and hence not responsible

stultify

16

Lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid, flat

vapid

17

A day of celebration; holiday

fete

18

directly oppose or contrasted; opposite

antithetical

19

A usually high-flown talk or speech, especially for the purpose of luring people to a move, a sale, etc.; pitch

spiel

20

To make weak or feeble; enfeeble

debilitate

21

To overcome the distrust of; placate; win over

conciliate

22

Marked by or given to strikingly elaborate or colorful display or behavior

flamboyant

23

The proprietor of a hotel, nightclub, or restaurant

boniface

24

Suggestive of repose (leaning, resting)

recumbent

25

Of, relating to, or resembling a homily

homiletic

26

To check or stop the flowing of

stanch

27

Characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance

intrepid

28

To soothe or mollify especially by concessions: appease

placate

29

Worthy of or deserving very strong criticism

reprehensible

30

Companion or colleague

cohort

31

Having a milky iridescence

opalescent

32

Mentally adroit and skillful: clever

dexterous

33

To bring or combine together into a single body

amalgamate

34

To depart secretly and hid oneself

abscond

35

To deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title

divest

36

Existing outside of nature

preternatural

37

A strutting supercilious person

popinjay

38

Described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes

anthropomorphic

39

Indistinct, vague

nebulous

40

Full of danger or risk

parlous

41

an order of a government prohibiting the departure of commercial ships from its ports

embargo

42

A dispute over or about words

logomachy

43

exceeding the customary or appropriate limits in intensity, quality, amount, or size

exorbitant

44

A place of burial: tomb

sepulcher

45

The act or an instance of leaving the main subject in an extended written or verbal expression of thought

digression

46

To restrict the movement of by bonds or obstacles: impede

hamper

47

Harsh-sounding

cacophonous