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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words11 Deck (42):
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Complacent

Pleased with oneself. Self-satisfied

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Wasp

An insect with a slender body and powerful sting

3

Rehabilitate

Restore to good condition. Make over in a new form. Restore to a former standing, rank, reputation, etc.

4

Parole

Word of honor. Conditional freedom. To free(a prisoner) under certain conditions

5

Vertical

Straight up and down with reference to the horizon

6

Multitude

A great number. A crowd

7

Nominate

Name as a candidate for office. Appoint to an office

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Potential

Possibility as opposed to actuality. Capability oncoming into being or action

9

Morgue

Place where bodies of unknown persons found dead are kept. The reference library of a newspaper office

10

Preoccupied

Took up all the attention

11

Upholstery

Coverings and cushions for furniture

12

Indifference

Lack of interest, care, or attention

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Maintain

Keep. Keep up. Carry on. Uphold.support. Declare to be true

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Snub

Treat coldly, scornfully, or wish contempt. Cold treatment

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Endure

Last. Keep on. Undergo. Bear. Stand

16

Wrath

Very great anger. Rage

17

Exposé

Lay open. Uncover. Leave unprotected. Show openly

18

Legend

Story coming from the past, which many people have believed. What is written on a coin or below a picture

19

Ponder

Consider carefully

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Resign

Give up. Yield. Submit

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Drastic

Acting with force or violence

22

Wharf

Platform built on the shore or out from the shore beside which ships can load or unload

23

Amend

Change for the better. Correct. Change

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Ballot

Piece of papers used in voting. The whole number of votes cast. The method of secret voting. To vote or decide by using ballots

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Abate

To decrease in force or intensity. To decrease in value or amount

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Abhor

To regard with extreme distaste

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Acclimate

To adapt, to adjust

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Adage

A proverb

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Aegis

Defense. Sponsorship, a shield

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Affluent

Rich. Having material wealth

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Alleviate

Relieve. Lessen. Make more bearable

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Altercation

A noisy angry argument

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Antithesis

Opposite. Contrast

34

Atheist

A person who denies the existence of God

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Avid

Extremely eager, enthusiastic

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Belligerent

A fighting attitude. Warlike

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Benevolent

Disposed to doing good. Generous. Charitable

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Benign

Favorable. Good-hearted. Kind

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Bizarre

Fantastically out of the ordinary. Odd

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Cajole

To persuade with flattery. To coax

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Candor

Honest, or sincere expression

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Caustic

Extremely sarcastic. Corrosive