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Flashcards in Facing the World Deck (18):
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civility

courtesy; consideration

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cognizant

informed of; aware of

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confidant

one who is told intimate secrets; trusted frient

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countenance

face

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decapitate

cut of the head

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exhibit - v.

show; put on display

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incur

meet with (something undesirable), through one's own actions

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metamorphose

undergo a dramatic change in form or nature

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monosyllable

a word of one syllable

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obliging

ready to do favors, accommodating

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patronage

business; trade

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proficiency

competence; skills

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quail

draw back in fear; cower

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scoundrel

person without moral principles

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scull

row a boat with an oar or oars

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slacken

relax, reduce the intensity of; slow

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stationery

paper and envelopes for writing letters

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stereotype

cast in an unvarying pattern; trite; not individualized