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Flashcards in Introduction Deck (24):
1

Declaim

Speak in a dramatic way

2

Matutinal

Morning, early
Ex: Matutinal occasion

3

Cavalier

Knight

4

Resplendent

Shining

5

Carapace

Shell or bony armor

6

Shoehorn

Squeeze

7

Convention

Customary practice or usage

8

Purport

Give the appearance of

9

Lagniappe

Gift with purchase

10

Stentorian

Loud
Ex: stentorian voice

11

Multifarious

Of great variety; diverse
Ex: the Internet has multifarious uses

12

Comely

Attractive

13

Prognosticate

Predict, foretell

14

Dogmatic

Narrow ideally sticking to the rules

15

Eschew

Deliberately avoid something

16

Scintillating

Shining brightly with flashes of light
Ex- could be a scintillating conversation

17

Recalcitrant

Stubbornly resistant to authority and control

18

Obdurate

Refusing to change one's action; stubborn

19

Hidebound

Unwilling to change because of tradition or convention

20

Quondam

Former
Ex: Quondam friend

21

Sagacious

Acutely insightful and wise
Ex: a sagacious Supreme Court justice

22

Erudite

Having or showing profound knowledge

23

Polymath

A person of great and varied knowledge
- physics prizes and poetry competitions

24

asunder

into parts or pieces
- torn asunder