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Flashcards in Hit Parade Group 1 - Day 3 Deck (20):
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Neologism (Noun)

a new word, expression or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses

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Noxious (Adj)

harmful, injurious

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Obtuse (Adj)

lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression

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Obviate (Verb)

to anticipate and make unnecessary

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Onerous (Adj)

troubling; burdensome

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Paean (Noun)

a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving

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Parody (Noun)

a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art

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Perennial (Adj)

recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly

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Perfidy (Noun)

intentional breach of faith; treachery (Adj; perfidious)

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Perfunctory (Adj)

cursory; done without care or interest

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Perspicacious (Adj)

acutely perceptive; having keen discernment (Noun: perspicacity)

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Prattle (Verb)

to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner

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Precipitate (Adj)

acting with excessive haste or impulse

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Precipitate (Verb)

to cause or happen before anticipated or required

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Predilection (N)

a disposition in favor of something; preference

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Prescience (Noun)

foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring (Adj; prescient)

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Prevaricate (Verb)

to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead

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Qualms (Noun)

misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy

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Recant (Verb)

to retract, esp. a previously held belief

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Refute (Verb)

to disprove; to successfully argue against