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Flashcards in Hit Parade Group 3 - Day 9 Deck (20):
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Acumen (Noun)

keen, accurate judgment or insight

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Adulterate (Verb)

to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients

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Amalgamate (Verb)

to combine several elements into a whole (Noun: amalgamation)

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Archaic (Adj)

outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time

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Aver (Verb)

to state as a fact; to declare or assert

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Bolster (Verb)

to provide support or reinforcement

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Bombastic (Adj)

pompous; grandiloquent (Noun: bombast)

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Diatribe (Noun)

a harsh denunciation

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Dissemble (Verb)

to disguise or conceal; to mislead

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Eccentric (Adj)

departing from norms or conventions

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Endemic (Adj)

characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people

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Evanescent (Adj)

tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing

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Exacerbate (Verb)

to make worse or more severe

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Fervent (Adj)

greatly emotional or zealous (Noun: fervor)

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Fortuitous (Adj)

happening by accident or chance

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Germane (Adj)

relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter

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Grandiloquence (Noun)

pompous speech or expression (Adj: grandiloquent)

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Hackneyed (Adj)

rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage

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Halcyon (Adj)

calm and peaceful

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Hedonism (Noun)

devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses (a hedonist is someone who pursues pleasure)