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Flashcards in Group 4-5 Deck (20):
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Adamant

Forceful inflexible

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Brawny

Muscular

2

Decathlon

An athletic competition with ten events

3

Equivocate

Speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth

4

Hieroglyphics

Picture writing
Writing that is difficult to read or enigmatic

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Larceny

Theft robbery stealing

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Obsession

A dominating concern

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Ponderous

Slowly
Weighty
Heavy

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Retention

Preservation
Withholding

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Timorous

Cowardly
Fearful

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Adroit

Skillful

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Brevity

Being brief

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Decorum

Dignified
Correct behavior

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Err

A mistake

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Hinder

Obstruct

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Largess

Generosity

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Obsolete

No longer valid

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Pontificate

Speak pompously
Or dogmatically

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Reticent

Restrained
holding something back
Uncommunicative

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Tirade

Steam of verbal abuse