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Flashcards in Lesson 18 Deck (25):
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Accord

Agreement, state of harmony

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Annulment

A voiding, invalidation

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Arduous

Very difficult to accomplish or achieve, very demanding (task)

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Astute

Shrewd, perspicacious, perspective

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Carping

Finding fault

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Covert

Secret, concealed

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Desecrate

To violate the sanctity of something, to profane, to adulterate

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Dilatory

Delaying, slow

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Esteem

Estimate of value; approval and respect often blended with fondness

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Expatriate

An exile

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Fortuitous

Something that happens by accident or chance (usually good)

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Guileless

Without deceit

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Hackneyed

Trite, banal, lacking freshness

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Illustrious

Notably outstanding, famous

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Insatiable

Incapable of being satisfied (richie)

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Loquacious

Very talkative

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Neurotic

An emotionally unstable person

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Parch

To become dry by heat, to shrivel from heat

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Porous

Something that permits the passage of substance

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Rancid

Having foul or offensive smell or taste

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Reconcile

To reestablish friendship, to resolve a dispute

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Saccharine

Overly sweet attitude

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Sonorous

Resonant, producing a full and rich sound

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Tentative

Not fully worked out, provisional, uncertain

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Utility

Usefullness