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Flashcards in G800_11-15 Deck (50):
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bucolic

characteristic of the countryside; rustic; pastoral

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burgeon

to grow and flourish

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burnish

to polish

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buttress

to reinforce; support

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cacophonous

unpleasant or harsh-sounding

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cadge

to beg; sponge

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callous

thick-skinned; insensitive

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calumny

false and malicious accusation; slander

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canard

false; deliberately misleading story

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canon

an established set of principles; a basis or standard for judgment; a group of literary works

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cant

insincere talk; language of a particular group

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cantankerous

irritable; ill-humored

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capricious

fickle

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captious

faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument (Not ...ing)

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cardinal

of foremost importance

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carnal

of the flesh or body; related to physical appetities

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carping

to find fault; complain (Not ....ous)

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cartography

science of making maps

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caste

any of the hereditary social classes in Hindu society; social stratification

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castigation

punishment; chastisement; criticism

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cataclysm

a violent upheaval that causes great destruction and change

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catalyst

something that causes change

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categorical

absolute; without exception; expressed clearly and in a way that shows that you are very sure about what you are saying

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caucus

smaller group within an organization

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causal

involving a cause

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caustic

burning; stinging; causing corrosion

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celestial

concerned with sky or heavens; sublime

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centrifugal

moving away from a center

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centripetal

moving or directed toward a center

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champion

to defend or support (Not b...), Sport competition

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chasten

to correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue

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chicanery

trickery; fraud

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chivalry

the qualities idealized by knighthood such as bravery and gallantry toward women

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churlish

rude; boorish

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circuitous

roundabout

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clairvoyant

one who can predict the future; psychic

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clamor

noisy outcry

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clique

a small, exclusive group

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cloister

to confine; seclude

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coagulate

thicken; congeal

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coalesce

to cause to become one

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coda

concluding part of a literary or musical composition; something that summarizes or concludes

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codify

to systematize

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cognizant

informed; conscious; aware

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collage

artistic composition of materials pasted over a surface; an assemblage of diverse elements

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commensurate

proportional

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compendium

brief, comprehensive summary

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complacent

self-satisfied

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complaisant

overly polite; willingness to comply with the wishes of others

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complement

something that completes or makes up a whole