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Flashcards in English: Unit Two Words [DONE] Deck (16):
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nominal

small amount (in name only)

2

avarice

greedy

3

copious

large amount

4

wretched

miserable

5

stench

putrid / gross smell

6

revel

to party

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euphemism

Substituting an expression for something that would have been too blunt or embarrassing (?)

8

faux pas

awkward social or tactless act (tactless: thoughtless, rude, inconsiderate...)

9

gregarious

sociable (think of Greg Glime)

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cloying

kiss ass

11

patronize

treated without dignity

12

invoke

call out

13

flawed

imperfection

14

erudite

to be scholarly

15

anathema

someone who is absent on important days (like a student on test days...)

Someone who is disliked by authority(?)

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anachronistic

out of time or place (at the wrong time)