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Flashcards in j Deck (20):
1

avarice

greed; excessive love of riches

2

avow

to claim; to declare boldly; to admit

3

concord

harmony; agreement

4

conjecture

to guess; to deduce or infer on slight evidence

5

debacle

violent breakdown; sudden overthrow; overwhelming defeat

6

defame

to libel or slander; to ruin the good name of

7

diffident

timid; lacking in self confidence

8

eminent

well-known; respected

9

ephermal

lasting a very short time

10

guile

cunning; duplicity; artfulness

11

hackneyed

overused; trite; stale

12

imminent

just about to happen

13

impetuous

impulsive; extremely impatient

14

scintillate

to sparkle either literally or figuratively

15

rebut

to contradict; to argue in opposition to; to prove to be false

16

recalcitrant

stubbornly defiant of authority or control; disobidient

17

perfunctory

unenthusiastic; careless

18

mollify

to soften; to soothe; to pacify

19

vapid

without liveliness; dull; spiritless

20

willfull

deliberate; obstinate; insistent on having your own way