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Flashcards in Group 13 Deck (20):
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Attenuate

(v) weakenWhen the walls built to attenuate the force of the water collapsed, the city flooded.

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Commandeer

(v) take possession ofWhen the police officer noticed his tires were punctured, he made the decision to commandeer a civilian’s vehicle.

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Drivel

(n) NonsenseI think what we just learned was just drivel.(v) To talk nonsenseInstead of studying, we wasted the hours talking about irrelevant drivel.

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Futile

(adj) useless; hopelessAlthough the dog chewed and chewed on his leash, his efforts to break free were futile.

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Interminable

(adj) never-endingJack’s friends complained about his interminable tweets.

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Misrepresentation

(noun) deliberately deceivingPoliticians often misrepresent their true motives.

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Peremptory

(adj) In a commanding mannerThe general gave the troops a peremptory order they had to obey.

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Quaint

(adj) attractively unusual or old-fashioned; picturesqueAs I walked through the quaint shop, I felt as though I was transported back in time.

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Stevedore

(n) dockworkerMy friend has brought along so much luggage, that we will require another stevedore.

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Virtuoso

(n) an accomplished musician.Ruben is a musical virtuoso who runs his own school of music.

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Augment

(v) Increase; make biggerBecause I want to augment my income, I am thinking about getting a second job.

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Complacent

(adj) self-satisfied; smugI am rightfully not complacent with low quality service.

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Droll

(adj) dryly amusingAs the class clown, David had a droll comment for every point of the discussion.

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Galleon

(n) An ancient type of a sailing ship.Do you know what museums have galleon ships up for view?

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Intermittent

(adj) occurring at irregular intervals; sporadicThe baby’s crying is intermittent and can occur at anytime.

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Mitigate

(v) lessen; make less severeThe doctor gave me a prescription to mitigate the pain.

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Perfidy

(n) deceitfulness; untrustworthiness; treacheryIf you do business with criminals, you should not be shocked when their perfidy comes back to you in the form of a bullet in the back.

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Quandary

(n) dilemma; puzzled; confusionMark is in a quandary about whether or not he should keep the money he found in the park.

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Stifle

(v) to suppress; stop oneself acting on (an emotion)Brady's comment made her stifle a laugh.

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Virulent

(adj) dangerous; harmfulHe came down with a virulent type of disease.