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Flashcards in G800_06-10 Deck (50):
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appellation

name

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apposite

strikingly appropriate and relevant

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apprise

to inform

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approbation

praise, approval

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appropriate

to take possession of for one's own use; confiscate

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apropos

relevant, at an opportune time

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arabesque

ornate design featuring intertwined curves; a ballet position in which one leg is extended in back while the other supports the weight of the body

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archeology

the study of material evidence of past human life

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ardor

great emotion or passion

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arduous

extremely difficult; laborious

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argot

a specialized vocabulary used by a group, jargon

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arrest

to stop; to seize

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artifact

item made by human craft

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artless

guileless; natural

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ascetic

one who practices self-denial

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asperity

severity; irritability; roughness of manner or of temper: harshness تلخی و خشونت

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aspersion

slander; false rumor, a sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies

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assiduous

diligent; hard-working; careful care of a patience till morning

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assuage

to make less severe

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astringent

harsh; severe

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asylum

place of refuge or shelter

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atavism

in biology, the reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence; return of a trait after a period of absence

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attenuate

to weaken, make thinner

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audacious

bold; daring

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austere

stern; unadorned; simple

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autonomous

self-governing; independent

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avarice

greed

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aver

to affirm; declare to be true

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avocation

secondary occupation

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avuncular

like an uncle, benevolent and tolerant

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axiomatic

basic rules of a principal that has been taken for granted; self-evident truth

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bacchanalian

pertaining to riotous or drunken festivity; pertaining to revelry

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banal

commonplace; trite

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banter

playful conversation

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bard

poet

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bawdy

obscene

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beatify

to sanctify; to bless; to ascribe a virtue to

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bedizen

to dress in a vulgar, showy manner

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behemoth

huge creature; anything very large and powerful

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belie

to contradict; misrepresent; give a false impression

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beneficent

doing or producing good; especially : performing acts of kindness and charity

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bifurcate

to divide into two parts

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blandishment

flattery

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blase

bored because of frequent indulgence; unconcerned

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bolster

to give a boost to; prop up; support

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bombastic

pompous; using inflated language

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boorish

rude; insensitive; rustic

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bovine

cowlike

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brazen

bold; shameless (Not aud....)

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broach

to mention for the first time