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Flashcards in English; Word of the day Deck (15):
1

Circumspect

cautious; heedful of situations and potential consequences

2

Abstract

difficult to understand; impersonal; theoretical

3

Defunct

dead or inactive; having ceased to exist

4

Succinct

brief and to the point; concise and terse

5

Palpable

capable of being touched or felt

6

Accountable

expected to answer for one's actions; responsible, liable, answerable

7

Ostensible

appearing as such; offered genuine or real

8

Pliable

receptive to change; easily persuaded or controlled; easily bent or twisted

9

Adroit

skillful; deft

10

Bauble

a small, inexpensive trinket

11

Skullduggery

trickery; underhandedness

12

Ancillary

helping; providing assistance; subordinate

13

Sedentary

characterized by or requiring much sitting; accustomed to little exercise

14

Cursory

rapid and superficial; performed with haste and scant attention to detail

15

Predatory

victimizing or destroying others for ones's own gain; pillaging