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Flashcards in Lesson 12 Deck (15)
1

halcyon (adj)

calm; pleasant

2

fastidious (adj)

hard to please; fussy

3

badinage (n)

playful, teasing talk

4

malapropism (n)

a word humorously misused

5

garner (v)

to gather; to aquire

6

kismet (n)

destiny; fate; fortune

7

hegira (n)

flight; escape

8

paradigm (n)

a model; an example

9

debauchery (n)

corruption; self-indulgence

10

milieu (n)

environment; setting

11

regress (v)

to move backwards

12

bilious (adj)

bad tempered

13

necromancy (n)

magic, especially that practiced by a witch

14

gumption (n)

courage and initiative; common sense

15

blandishment (n)

flattery