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Flashcards in Hit Parade Group 2 - Day 5 Deck (21):
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Abate (Verb)

to lessen in intensity or degree

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Accolade (Noun)

an expression or praise

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Adulation (Noun)

excessive praise; intense adoration

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Aesthetic (Adj)

dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful

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Ameliorate (Verb)

to make better or more tolerable

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Ascetic (Noun)

one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion

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Avarice (Noun)

greed, esp. for wealth (Adj: avaricious)

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Axiom (Noun)

a universally recognized principle (Adj: axiomatic)

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Burgeon (Verb)

to grow rapidly or flourish

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Bucolic (Adj)

rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants

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Cacophony (Noun)

harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance (Adj: cacophonous)

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Canon (Noun)

an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature (Adj: canonical)

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Castigation (Noun)

severe criticism or punishment (Verb: castigate)

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Catalyst (Noun)

a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that causes change

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Caustic (Adj)

burning or stinging; causing corrosion

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Chary (Adj)

wary; cautious; sparing

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Cogen (Adj)

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing

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Complaisance (Noun)

the willingness to comply with the wishes of others (Adj: complaisant)

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Complacent (Adj)

pleased, esp. with one's self or one's merits, advantages, situation etc.

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Contentious (Adj)

argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement

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Contrite (Adj)

regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness (Noun: contrition)