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Flashcards in Hit Parade 1 Deck (77):
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Abscond (v.)

To steal and hide

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Aberrant (adj.)

Deviating from the norm

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Alacrity (n.)

Eager and enthusiastic willingness

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Approbation (n.)

Expression of approval

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Assuage (v.)

To appease or pacify

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Audacious (adj.)

Daring and fearless

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Austere (adj.)

Without adornment; bare

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Axiomatic (adj.)

Taken as a given

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Canonical (adj.)

Following traditional standards

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Capricious (adj.)

Change one's mind impulsively; erratic

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Censure (v.)

To criticise severely

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Chicanery (n.)

Trickery

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Connoisseur (n.)

An informed and astute judge; expert

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Disabuse (n.)

To undeceive

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Discordant (adj.)

Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

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Disparate (adj.)

Fundamentally distinct

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Effrontery (n.)

Extreme boldness; presumptousness

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Eloquent (adj.)

Well spoken

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Enervate (v.)

To weaken

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Anomaly (n.)

Deviation from normal order

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Arduous (adj.)

Taxing; require significant effort

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Ennui (n.)

Dissatisfaction from boredom or apathy

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Equivocate (n.)

To use ambiguous language for deception

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Erudite (adj.)

Scholarly

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Exculpate (v.)

Exonerate; clear from blame

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Exigent (adj.)

Urgent

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Extemporaneous (adj.)

Improvised; without preparation

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Filibuster (n.)

Intentional obstruction (to delay legislative action)

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Fulminate (v.)

To loudly attack or denounce

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Ingenuous (adj.)

Artless; frank and candid; lack in sophistication

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Inured (adj.)

Accustomed to something undesirable

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Irascible (adj.)

Easily angered

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Laud (v.)

To praise highly

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Magnanimity (n.)

Generously noble in mind and heart

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Martial (adj.)

Associated with war and armed forces

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Mundane (adj.)

Concerned with ordinary

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Nascent (adj.)

Coming into being; early in development

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Nebulous (adj.)

Vague

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Neologism (n.)

A new word, expression or usage

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Noxious (adj.)

Harmful

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Obtuse (adj.)

Lacking sharpness in intellect

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Obviate (v.)

To anticipate and make unnecessary

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Onerous (adj.)

Troubling

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Paean (n.)

A song of praise

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Parody (n.)

A humorous imitation

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Perfunctory (adj.)

Done without care or interest

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Perspicacious (adj.)

Acutely perceptive

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Prattle (v.)

To babble meaninglessly

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Precipitate (Adj.)

Acting with haste or impulse

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Precipitate (v.)

To cause before anticipated or required

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Predilection (n.)

Preference

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Prescience (n.)

Foreknowledge of events

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Prevaricate (v.)

To avoid truth; mislead

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Qualms (n.)

Reservations; misgivings

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Recant (v.)

To retract

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Refute (v.)

To disprove; argue against

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Relegate (v.)

Forcibly assign to lower place

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Solicitous (adj.)

Concerned and attentive; eager

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Sordid (adj.)

Characterised by filth; foul

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Sporadic (adj.)

Occurring occationally

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Squander (v.)

To waste by using irresponsibly

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Static (adj.)

Not moving

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Stupefy (v.)

Baffle; to stun

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Stymie (v.)

To block; thwart

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Synthesis (n.)

Combination of parts to make whole

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Torque (n.)

Force that causes rotation

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Tortuous (adj.)

Excessively complicated; twisting

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Truculent (adj.)

Fierce and cruel

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Veracity (n.)

Truthfulness; honesty

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Virulent (adj.)

Extremely haemful

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Voracious (adj.)

Ravenous; Insatiable appetite for an activity

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Waver (v.)

To move to and fro; unsettled in opinion

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Convoluted (adj.)

Complex; complicated

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Lucid (adj.)

Clear; Easily understood

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Perennial (adj.)

Recurrent trough the years; happening repeatedly

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Reticent (adj.)

Quiet; reserved; reluctant to express feelings

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Perfidy (n.)

Intentional breach of faith; treachery