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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words12 Deck (33):
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Chronological

Arranged in the order of time

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Clandestine

Secret. Undercover

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Cliche

An expression that has become overly familiar or commonplace

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Coerce

To restrain or dominate by force

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Coherent

Logical. Consistent. Understandable

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Condone

To excuse. Pardon. Overlook

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Connive

To conspire. To cooperate secretly to perform a wrong act

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Corpulent

Having a large Bucky body. Obese. Fat

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Covert

Not openly shown. Secret. Clandestine

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Criterion

A standard on which a judgment may be based. A measure

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Culpable

Guilty. Able to be blamed

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Cursory

Papist and superficially performed. Hasty

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Decadent

Marked by decay or decline

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Devious

Cunning. Deceptive. Roundabout

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Digress

To turn aside from the main subject. Stray

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Dormant

Inactive. Temporarily suspended

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Duress

Forcible restraint. Coercion

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Egotist

A person who talks too much about himself. A conceited person

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Elusive

Tending to evade. Hard to understand or define

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Emulate

To copy or imitate

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Eulogy

A speech or writing of high praise

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Exacerbate

To make more vent, bitter, or severe

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Exhort

To incite by argument or advice, urge strongly

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Expedite

To execute promptly. Speed up

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Fallacious

Deceiving or misleading

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Fracas

A noisy quarrel. Brawl

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Furtive

Underhanded. Secret. Stealthy

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Garrulous

Talkative.wordy

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Gesticulate

To make gestures especially when speaking

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Heterogeneous

Consisting of dissimilar ingredients. Mixed

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Imbibe

To receive into the mind and retain. Drink

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Impasse

No obvious escape. Deadlock

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Impeccable

Free from fault or blame. Flawless