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Flashcards in Lesson 17 Deck (25):
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Abstemious

Sparing, usually referring to eating or drinking; Temperate

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Admonish

To caution, advise, or to counsel against something

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Amity

Friendship

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Bastion

A fortification, a stronghold

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Callous

Hardened, insensitive, indifferent, unsympathetic

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Clemency

Leniency

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Debunk

To expose the falseness or hypocrisy of something

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Diffuse

To spread in all directions

9

Dupe

To trick, to fool, to deceive, or to cheat; to bilk

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Exorcise

To expel an evil spirit, to get rid of something troublesome

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Finesse

Delicate skill

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Humility

The quality or state of being humble n spirit

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Imperious

Extremely overbearing

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Larceny

The act of stealing another's property

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Mirth

Gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter

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Mollify

To soothe or to appease, to assuage

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Neologism

A newly coined phrase or word, ; new use of a word (often disproved of)

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Orthodox

Conforming to established standards, conventional

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Plight

Difficult or adverse situation

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Repertoire

A list of works of music or readings that are made ready for performance

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Rupture

To break apart, to burst

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Solicitous

Worried, concerned

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Stolid

Showing little emotion

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Tempestuous

Turbulent, stormy

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Untenable

Not able to be defended