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Flashcards in G800_66-70 Deck (50):
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reverent

expressing deep respect, worshipful

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riposte

retaliatory action or retort, The army delivered an early ...... on their attach

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rococo

excessively ornate

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rubric

protocol, title or heading

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rue

regret

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ruse

trick, crafty stratagem

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sage

wise

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salacious

lascivious, lustful, the author concentrated more on the ,,,,, part of the incident rather than the causes

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salubrious

healthful

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salutary

expecting an improvement, favorable to health

11

sanction

to approve, ratify, permit

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sardonic

cynical, scornfully mocking; sarcastic

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sartorial

pertaining to tailors

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satiate

to satisfy

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saturate

imbue throughout, soak thoroughly

16

saturnine

gloomy; ( of a person or their face ) looking serious and threatening

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satyr

a creature that is half-man, half beast, with the horns and legs of a goat

18

savor

to enjoy, have a distinctive flavor or smell

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schematic

relating to or in the form of an outline or diagram

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secrete

produce and release substance into organism

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sedition

behaviour prompting rebellion

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sedulous

diligent, assiduous, zealous

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seismic

relating to earthquakes

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sensual

relating to the senses, gratifying the physical (sexual) senses

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sensuous

relating to the senses, Giving pleasure to your senses, I am drowned in the ...... quality of the painting

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sentient

aware, concious, able to preceive

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servile

submissive, obedient

28

sextant

navigation tool that determines latitude and longitude

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shard

a piece of broken glass or pottery

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sidereal

relating to the stars

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simian

apelike, relating to apes

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simile

comparison of one thing with another using "like" or "as"

33

sinecure

well-paying job that requieres little or no work

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singular

unique, extraordinary, odd

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sinuous

intricate, complex, winding

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skeptic

one who doubts

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sobriety

seriousness; the quality of being sober

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sodden

thoroughly soaked, saturated

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solicitous

concerned, attentive, eager

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soliloquy

literary or dramatic speech by one character, not adressed to others

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solvent

able to meet financial obligations, The company managed to remain ..... in the crisis.

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somatic

relating to or affecting the body, corporeal

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soporific

sleep producing

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sordid

filthy, contemptible and corrupt; ignoble

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specious

seeming to be logical and sound, but not really so

46

spectrum

band of color, broad range of related ideas or objects

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spendthrift

person who spends money recklessly

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sporadic

irregular

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squalor

filthy, dirty, wretched, unpleasant condition, the poverty and ..... of slums

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staccato

marked by abrupt, clear-cut sounds