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consternation

n. alarm, bewilderment, dismay

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dissipation

n. binge, overindulging in sensual pleasures

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clamor

n. commosion, outcry, tumult

4

bauble

n. knickknack, small showy trinket or decoration

5

lassitude

n. lethargy, listless, fatigue [he was overcome by __and retired to bed]

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fray

n. melee, fracas, a situation of intense activity, typically competition [three more expected to enter the __]; commotion, conflict, contest

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impetus

n. momentum, force, stimulus  [do it before it loses all its __]

8

croupier

n. the person in charge of a gaming table, gathering in and paying out money

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dismay

v. alarm, disillusionment, chagrin

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imbibe

v. drink, absorb (knowledge) [the Bolshevist propaganda that you __d in your youth]

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filch

v. pilfer (especially something of little value) in a casual way

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exorbitant

adj. (of a price) unreasonably high; extravagant, excessive

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ambivalent

adj. conflicting, undecided, uncertain [_____ attitude towards Obama's administration]

14

motley

adj. disparate, incongruously varied in character [____ crew]

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convoluted

adj. extremely complex and difficult to follow, intricate

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punitive

adj. intended as punishment, extremely high [less ___ practices]

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enigmatic

adj. mysterious, difficult to interpret or understand//__ fellow

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incorrigible

adj. not able to be corrected, improved, reformed [___ flirt]

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insolvent

adj. unable to pay debts owed

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ambiguous

adj. unclear, open to more than one interpretation/inexact bc of choice of words

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nebulous

adj. unclear/vague/haze [_____ concepts]

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vertiginous

adj. unstable. whirling, spinning; affected w vertigo

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implacable

adj. unstoppable, unable to be placated-relentless, [the __ adventure of the enemy]

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ledger

n. a book or other collection of financial accounts of a particular type [the total balance of the purchases __], account book

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visage

n. a face: features, expression [an elegant _____]

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posture

n. a postion of a persons body when standing or sitting; a particular way of dealing with or considering something

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contours

n. an outline esp one representing or sounding the shape or form of something [she traced the ____ of his face w her fingers]

28

lien

n. law. right to keep smne property while waiting for repayment

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facet

n. one side of something many sided esp cut gem

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retrenchment

n. reduce costs or spending in response to economice difficulty [the company __]