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Flashcards in Ivy Insiders Deck (77):
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choleric

easily angered

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celerity

speed

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animosity

hatred; antagonism

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censorious

critical

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censure

to blame

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extrinsic

irrelevant; on the outside

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prevaricate

speak misleadingly

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unfrock

to remove priest from his position

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charlatan

someone who boasts knowledge he doesn't have

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dike

dam

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sentinel

guard

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unwitting

unconscious; not deliberate

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chary

wary of; cautious about

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dilatory

slow; falling behind on work

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prodigal

wasteful; extravagent

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sequester

to isolate

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upbraid

to scold; to reprimand

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fatuous

silly; foolish

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anthropocentric

putting man at the center of one's philosophy

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chimerical

changeable; unstable

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pariah

outcast

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urbane

sophisticated, suave

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fecund

fertile

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inebriation

to be drunk; intoxicated

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parity

equality

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usurp

to take someone's position

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dirge

mournful song

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parochial

narrow-minded

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martinet

person who believes in strict discipline

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apocryphal

a doubtful origin

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circumlocution

overly wordy

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masochist

someone who intentionally inflicts pain on oneself

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parry

to avoid; to dodge; to ward off

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vacillate

to waver; to hesitate

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parsimonious

economical; frugal; thrifty

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vacuous

empty; silly; meaningless

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circumspect

cautious; considering all sides

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inexorable

relentless

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arable

can be cultivated to grow crops

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proscribe

to forbid

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vapid

dull; uninspiring

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discursiveness

long winded; indirect

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prostration

lying face down; extreme weakness

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menagerie

collection of animals

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flout

to defy; to reject

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venal

corrupt; can be bribed

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dotard

foolish old man

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percipient

perceptive; insightful

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quaff

drink down quickly

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staunch

loyal; faithful

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vilification

blackening someone's name

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drawl

speak slowly with words running

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misogynist

hater of women

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perdition

damnation

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attenuate

weaken

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drivel

nonsense

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futile

useless; hopeless

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peremptory

in a commanding manner

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stevedore

dockworker

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complacent

self-satisfied; smug

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droll

dryly amusing

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perfidy

treachery

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virulent

dangerous; harmful

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auspicious

favorable; promising to turn out well

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gambol

to frolic; to leap

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intransigence

stubbornness

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concatenate

link together

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garble

to distort; to confuse

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peripatetic

nomadic

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quarry

to prey; to mine for stone

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stoke

to add fuel; to strengthen

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vitriolic

corrosive; strongly attacking

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intrepid

brave

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peripheral

on the edge; not important

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querulous

always complaining

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inveterate

habitual; chronic

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moratorium

temporary prohibiting