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Flashcards in G800_51-55 Deck (50):
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miscellany

mixture of writtings on various subjects

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miscreant

villain; criminal

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misogynist

one who hates women

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mitigate

alleviate; to become less severe, (Not p.....)

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mnemonic

realated to memory; assisting memory

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modicum

a fairly small amount, especially of sth good or pleasant, They should win, given a ...... of luck.

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mollify

to soothe; To make some body become less angry or upset

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monolithic

solid and uniform; constituing a single, unified whole

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morose

ill-humored; sullen; عبوس و ترشرو

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motley

many colored; made up of many parts; She has a ...... group of friends at college.

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multifarious

diverse

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mundane

worldy as opposed to spiritual; concerned with the ordinary

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necromancy

black magic

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negate

to cancel out; nullify

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neologism

new word or expression

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neophyte

novice; beginner

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nexus

a means of connection; a center

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nonplussed

bewildered

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nostalgia

sentimental longing for a past time

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nostrum

medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness

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nugatory

trifling; invalid; having no purpose or value

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obdurate

stubborn; refusing to change your mind or your actions in any way

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obsequious

overly submissive

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obsequy

funeral ceremony

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obviate

to make unnecessary; to anticipate and prevent

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occlude

to shut; block, all of the transactions ......ed because of boycott

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occult

relating to practices connected with supernatural phenomena

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odyssey

a long, adventurous voyage; a quest

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officious

too helful; meddlesome

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olfactory

concerning the sense of smell

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oligarchy

form of government in which power belongs to only a few leaders

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onerous

burdensome

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onomatopoeia

formation or use of words that imitate sounds of the actions they refer to

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opprobrium

public disgrace; contempt

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ornithologist

scientist who studies birds

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oscillate

to move back and forth

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ostentatious

showy; pretentious

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overweening

presumptuous; arrogant; showing too much confidence and pride; Her ....... attitude toward her friends startled them all.

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paean

song of joy or triumph; a fervent expression of joy

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paleonthology

study of past geological eras through fossil remains

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pallid

lacking color or liveliness

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panegyric

elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise, مدیحه

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paragon

model of perfection or excellence

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partisan

one-sided; committed to a party, group or cause

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pathological

departing from normal condition

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patois

jargon; a regional dialect

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paucity

scarcity

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pedantic

showing off learning

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pellucid

transparent; easily understood

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penchant

inclination; strong desire