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Flashcards in HoD part I Deck (25):
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Estuary

The tidal mouth of a large river where the tide meets the stream.

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Venerable

Accorded a great deal of respect because of age, wisdom, or character.

3

Erroneous

Wrong or incorrect.

4

Alacrity

A brisk and cheerful readiness.

5

Yokel

An uneducated and unsophisticated person from the countryside.

6

Somnambulist

Sleepwalking.

7

Emissary

A person sent on a special mission, as a diplomatic representative.

8

Benign

Gentle; kindly; Not harmful in effect.

9

Rotund

Plump (when speaking of a person)

10

Sordid

Involving dishonorable actions and motives.

11

Obliquely

Not in a direct way/indirectly.

12

Imbecile

A stupid person.

13

Scrutinize

Examine closely and thoroughly

14

Diaphanous

(of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.

15

Sedentary

(of a person) tending to spend much time seated and inactive.

16

Languid

(of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying/having/ a disinclination for physical effort; slow and relaxed.

17

Efface

Erase a mark from a surface.

18

Propensity

An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a certain way.

19

Gesticulate

Use gestures instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words.

20

Profound

(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.

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Lugubrious

Looking or sounding sad and dismal.

21

Declivity

A downward slope.

22

Elicit

Evoke or draw out an answer form someone in reaction to one's own action or question.

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Calamity

An event causing great snd often sudden damage or distress.

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Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.