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Flashcards in Hit Parade 2 Deck (65):
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Inured (adj.)

Accustomed to accepting something undesireable

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Abate (v.)

To lessen

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Accolade (n.)

Expression of praise

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Adulation (n.)

Excessive praise

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Aesthetic (adj.)

dealing with/responsive to art/beautiful things

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Ameliorate (v.)

To make more tolerable

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Ascetic (n.)

One who practices strict self-denial

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Avarice (n.)

Greed, esp. for wealth

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Axiom (n.)

Universally recognized principle

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Burgeon (v.)

To grow rapidly or flourish

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Bucolic (adj.)

Rustic and pastoral

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Cacophony (n.)

Harsh, discordant sound

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Canon (n.)

Established set of codes/standards

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Castigation (n.)

Severe criticism or punnishment

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Caustic (adj.)

burning, corrosive

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Chary (adj.)

Wary, cautious

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Cogent (adj.)

Convincing, appealing to reason

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Complaisance (n.)

Willingness to comply with wishes of others

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Contentious (adj.)

Argumentative, causing controversy or disagreement

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Contrite (adj.)

Regretful, seeking forgiveness

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Dearth (n.)

Scarcity

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Demur (v.)

To question or oppose

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Didactic (adj.)

Intended to teach/instruct

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Disinterested (adj.)

Impartial

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Dogmatic (adj.)

Rigid opinion based on unproved principles

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Ebullience (n.)

Liveliness, enthusiasm

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Eclectic (adj.)

Composed of elements drawnn from various sources

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Elegy (n.)

Mournful poem esp wrt the dead

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Emollient (adj.)

Soothing, esp to skin

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Enigmatic (adj.)

Mysterious, obscure

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Ephemeral (adj.)

Brief, fleeting

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Esoteric (adj.)

Intended for/understaood by a small, specific group

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Exonerate (v.)

To remove blame

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Facetious (adj.)

Playful, humorous

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Furtive (adj.)

Stealthy

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Gregarious (adj.)

Sociable, outgoing

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Harangue (v./n.)

to deliver a pomopous speech

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Heretical (adj.)

Violating accepted dogma or convention

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Impecunious (adj.)

Lacking funds/without money

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Incipient (adj.))

Begining to materialize/become apparent

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Inert (adj.)

Unmoving, sluggish

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Innocuous (adj.)

Harmless

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Intransigent (adj.)

Refusing to compromise

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Inveigle (v.)

To obtain by deceptionn/flattery

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Morose (adj.)

Sullen, melancholy

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Odious (adj.)

Evoking intense aversion/dislike

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Penurious (adj.)

Stingy

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Pernicious (adj.)

Extremely harmful, potentially fatal

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Peruse (v.)

Examine with great care

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Pious (adj.)

Reverent, devout

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Preen (v.)

Primp/groom

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Prodigious (adj.)

Abundant, extraordinary

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Prolific (adj.)

Productive

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Putrefy (v.)

To rot/decay

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Quaff (v.)

To drink deeply

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Quiescence (n.)

stillness

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Redoubtable (adj.)

Worthy of honor, awe-inspiring

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Sanction (n./v.)

Permission or apporval OR a penalty to enforcce compliance

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Squalid (adj.)

Sordid, wretched

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Stoic (adj.)

Indifferent to pleasure or pain, steadfast

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Supplant (v.)

To take the place of

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Torpid (adj.)

Lethargic

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Ubiquitous (adj.)

Existing everywhere at the same

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Urbane (adj.)

Sophisticated, refined

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Vilifiy (v.)

To defame