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Flashcards in Lesson 1 Vocab Deck (25):
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Altruistic

generous

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Ambivalent

uncertain as to course of action

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Angular

Lean, sharp cornered, gaunt

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Arrogant

Overbearingly assuming, Insolently Proud

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Aversion

Strong disliking

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Discern

To differentiate between two or more things

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Disdain

Intense dislike, To reject as unworthy

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Disparage

To degrade, to speak someone or something in a derogatory manner

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Disparity

Inequality,

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Embellish

To decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation

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Engender

To cause, to produce, to create

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Innocuous

Harmless

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Insipid

Boring and stupid

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Lament

To mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrated manner

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Laud

To praise, to extol

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Obscure

Difficult to see, vague

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Ostentatious

Showy, pretentious

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Prodigal

Wasteful, a person given to extravagance

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Repudiate

To reject, to disown

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Reticence

Reluctant to speak

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Revere

To honor

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Serene

Calm

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Subtle

not obvious

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Superfluous

an overflow

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Taciturn

Quiet