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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words14 Deck (31):
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Pensive

Thoughtful. Thinking seriously

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Perjury

Lying under oath

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Peruse

To read carefully

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Phlegmatic

Slow to respond. Not easily excited

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Plagiarize

Using another's words as your own

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Plausible

Seemingly true. apparently believable

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Posthumous

Arising or occurring after one's death

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Precocious

Showing advanced development at an early age

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Potpourri

Mixture. Medley

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Procrastinate

Delay

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Prognosticate

Predict

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Prolific

Producing much. Fertile

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Quandary

Dilemma. Condition of doubt

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Rabid

Fanatical. Furious. Infected with rabies

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Rendezvous

Meeting place.meeting by arrangement

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Rescind

To cancel. To repeal

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Sanguine

Confident. Hopeful. Optimistic

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Simile

Figure of speech using as or like in which two different things are compared

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Skeptic

One who doubts consistently. One who is hard to convince

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Slander

False oral statement designed to damage a person's reputation

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Sporadic

Occurring at irregular times

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Superficial

Not deep. On the surface only

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Taciturn

Silent. Reserved. Uncommunicative

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Terse

Brief. To the point

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Thwart

To hinder. Block

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Trite

Overused. Commonplace

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Utopia

Paradise. A place where everything is perfect

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Vacillate

To waver back and forth

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Verbose

Wordy. Using more words than is necessary

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Vindicate

Clear. Acquit. Exonerate

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Volatile

Explosive. Changeable