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Flashcards in Lesson 20 Deck (15)
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intractable (adj)

difficult to manipulate or govern

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disseminate (v)

to disperse or scatter

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sinecure (n)

a job that provides income but requires little or no work

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tendentious (adj)

biased in perspective; preferring one view over another

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politic (adj)

prudent or shrewdly tactful

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extemporaneous (adj)

done without planning

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discursive (adj)

jumping from one topic to another with out any order or reason

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diaspora (n)

a dispersion of people from their homeland

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requiem (n)

a religious service or song for the deceased

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traduce (v)

to slander someone's reputation

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acerbic (adj)

sarcastic in mood, tone, or temper; harsh

12

beatitude (n)

a state of happiness

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maladroit (adj)

not resourceful; inept

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androgynous (adj)

having features of both sexes

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augur (n)

someone who predicts future events according to omens