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Flashcards in Final Words Deck (42):
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Aesthetic

adj. Having to do with beauty or order
Aes

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Antipathy

adj. Hostility or hatred
Path

3

Apathetic

adj. Not interested; having no strong emotion towards
Path

4

Apolitical

adj. Having no interest in politics; not political
Polit

5

Cautionary

adj. Intended to serve as a warning
Caut

6

Circumvent

v. To avoid by going around; bypass
Ven/vent

7

Civic

adj. Having to do with the business of a town or community
Civis

8

Colloquial

adj. Of or related to informal speech; conversational
Loc/Loqu

9

Connotation

n. An image or idea associated with a word
Nota

10

Conscientious

adj. Diligent and careful
Sci

11

Convoluted

adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Volv/volu

12

Culpable

adj. Deserving blame
Culp

13

Definitive

adj. Defining for all others; standard
Fin

14

Degrade

v. to lower in dignity or esteem; insult
Grad/gress

15

Demographic

adj. Having certain characteristics in common, such as age, race, or gender
Dem

16

Denotation

n. The dictionary definition of a word
Nota

17

Effervescent

adj. Highly spirited; animated
Ferv

18

Eloquent

adj. Powerful and expressive
Loc/loqu

19

Empathy

n. Sharing of another’s emotions
Path

20

Evocative

adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression
Voca

21

Fervent

adj. Passionately excited or enthusiastic
Ferv

22

Imprecation

v. A curse
Prec

23

Indolent

adj. Lazy; averse to work
Dol

24

Infinite

adj. Without beginning or end
Fin

25

Inflection

n. Change in pitch or tone of the voice
Flex/Flect

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Inflexable

adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose
FLEX/FLECT

27

Inquisitive

adj. Curious; asking many questions
Quis

28

Irrational

adj. Not based on reason or logic
Ratio

29

Locution

n. Style or action of speaking
Loc/loqu

30

Mea culpa

interjection Statement uttered to show personal responsibility for a wrong
Culp

31

Persuasion

n. Habit or type
Suad

32

Precarious

adj. Threatened or unsafe
Prec

33

Precursor

n. That which comes before; forerunner
Cur/curs

34

Primal

adj. Original; dating from the beginning of existence
Prim

35

Reconcile

v. To bring back into agreement
Counsil

36

Reprobate

n. A dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel
Prob/prov

37

Reprove

v. To scold or criticize
Prob/prov

38

Requisition

1) n. Act of ordering or demanding something (2) v. to make a request or demand
Quis

39

Ultimatum

n. A demand or threat that is final
Ultima

40

Unconscionable

adj. Not obeying moral laws; unscrupulous
Sci

41

Virtuoso

n. Someone extraordinarily skilled in a particular art
Vir

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Acrimonious

adj. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Acri