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Flashcards in HoD part II Deck (35):
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Impudence

Not showing respect for another person.

2

Vexed

Difficult and debated (problem or issue).

3

Prudence

Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

4

Pluck

To remove something from its place quickly.

5

Sagacious

Showing good judgment.

6

Hovel

A small, squalid, unpleasant, constructed dwelling.

7

Reverberate

A loud noise repeated several times as an echo.

8

Foliate

Decorate with leaves or leaflike motifs.

9

Gape

A wide opening.

10

Acquisition

An asset or object bought/obtained (by a library pr museum)

11

Edifying

Providing moral or intellectual instruction: edifying literature.

12

Impromptu

Done without being planned.

13

Decipher

Convert into something understandable.

14

Illegible

Not clear enough to be read.

15

Opaque

Not able to see through.

16

Pensive

Involving serious thought.

17

Farcical

Of absurd or ridiculous aspects.

18

Precarious

Not securely held or in position.

19

Recondite

Little known of a subject.

20

Inexorable

Impossible to persuade/stop, or prevent.

21

Perdition

A state of eternal punishment and damnation a sinful person passes after death.

22

Inconceivable

Unbelievable.

23

Stanchion

An upright bar or post forming a support or barrier.

24

Abject

Extremely bad.

25

Fusillade

A volley of shots or missiles fired at the same time or quick succession.

26

Confounded

Used for emphasis to express anger or annoyance.

27

Fortitude

Courage in pain or adversity.

28

Inestimable

Too great to calculate.

29

Impalpable

Unable to be felt by touch or comprehend.

30

Eloquence

Persuasive speaking or writing.

31

Peroration

The concluding part of a speech.

32

Altruistic

Unselfish/showing selfless concern for the well-being of others.

33

Rudimentary

Involving or limited to basic principles; relating to a basic form.

34

Indignant

Showing/feeling anger or annoyance at what's perceived as unfair treatment.

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Bizarre

Strange or unusual causing interest or amusement.