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Flashcards in Lesson 19 Deck (25):
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Adjunct

Something joined or added to a thing but not necessarily a part of it

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Anomalous

Out of place, abnormal

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Belligerent

Waging war, inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness

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Censure

To blame or condemn

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Compliance

A yielding, acquiescence

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Defile

To make dirty, to desecrate, to pollute

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Diligent

Characterized by steady, attentive, and energetic effort in a pursuit or study

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Expedient

Appropriate for a purpose but not necessarily moral, right, or just

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Flout

To treat with contempt

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Galling

Very irritating

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heralded

Announced of publicized

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Incantation

A spell, written or recited formula of words designed for a particular effect

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Indigenous

Native to a certain area

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Luscious

Very pleasant to the taste

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Nomadic

Characterized by moving about form place to place as nomads

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Parry

To deflect or to ward off a blow

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Precipitate

To cause to speedily occur, to throw headlong

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Pungent

Sharp or irritating to the taste or smell, acrid

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Ratify

To give formal approval

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Sagacious

Wise, shrewd, very discerning

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Slovenly

Messy, untidy, careless

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Spiteful

Full of spite or malice, malicious, malevolent

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Tangential

Slightly connected, divergent

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Taper

To decrease in thickness or length

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Vagrant

A wanderer who does not have a home