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Flashcards in Hit Parade 1 Deck (63):
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Abscond (v.)

Steal away; leave secretly

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Aberrant (adj.)

deviating from the norm; unusual

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Alacrity (n.)

Eagerness; enthusiasm

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Approbation (n.)

Expression of approval; praise

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Assuage (v.)

Ease; appease; pacify

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Axiomatic (adj.)

Taken as a given

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Canonical (adj.)

Following/agreeing with traditional standards

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Capricious (adj.)

Erratic; unpredictable

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Censure (v.)

To severely criticize

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Chicanery (n.)

Trickery

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Disabuse (v.)

To clear up; undeceive

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Discordant (adj.)

Conflicting

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Disparate (adj.)

Distinct; dissimiilar

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Effrontery (n.)

Boldness; presumptuousness

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Eloquent (adj.)

Well spoken; articulate

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Enervate (v.)

To weaken

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Ennui (n.)

Dissatisfaction; restlessness (resulting from boredom/apathy)

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Equivocate (v.)

To use ambiguous language for deceptive purposes

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Erudite (adj.)

Learned, scholarly

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Exculpate (v.)

Exonerate; clear of blame

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Exigent (adj.)

Urgent; pressing

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Extemporaneous (adj.)

Improvised

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Fulminate (v.)

To loudly attack; denounce

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Ingenuous (adj.)

Frank; unsophisticated

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Irascible (adj.)

Easily angered

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Laud (v.)

To praise

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Magnamity (n.)

Nobility in mind and heart, esp forgiving

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Martial (adj.)

Associated with war/armed forces

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Nascent (adj.)

In early stages

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Nebulous (adj.)

Vague; cloudy

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Neologism (n.)

A new word or word use

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Noxious (adj.)

Harmful

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Obtuse (adj.)

Not clear or precise in thought/expression

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Obviate (v.)

To make unnecessary by anticipating it

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Paean (n.)

Song of praise/thanksgiving

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Perfidy (n.)

Intentional breach of faith

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Perfunctory (adj.)

Done w/o care or interest

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Perspicacious (adj.)

Acutely perceptive

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Prattle (v.)

To babble; talk in empty speech

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Precipitate (adj.)

Acting with excessive speed or impulse

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Precipitate (v.)

To cause/happen before anticipated/required

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Predilection (n.)

Preference

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Prescience (n.)

Knowing of events ahead of time

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Prevaricate (v.)

To deliberately avoid the truth; mislead

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Qualms (n.)

Misgivings; reservations

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Recant (v.)

Take back; retract

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Refute (v.)

Disprove

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Relegate (v.)

Forcibily assign, esp. to a subordinate

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Reticent (adj.)

Quiet; reserved

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Solicitous (adj.)

Concerned; attentive

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Sordid (adj.)

Filthy; foul

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Sporadic (adj.)

Occuring occasionally/in scattered instances

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Squander (v.)

To waste irresponsibly

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Static (adj.)

Not moving; not active

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Stupefy (adj.)

Stun; amaze

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Stymie (v.)

To block; thwart

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Torque (n.)

Force that causes rotation

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Tortuous (adj.)

Excessively complicated

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Truculent (adj.)

Fierce; eager to fight

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Veracity (n.)

Truthfulness; honesty

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Virulent (adj.)

Extremely harmful or poisonous

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Voracious (adj.)

Having insatiable appetite for something

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Waver (v.)

To sway; be unsettled in opinion