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Flashcards in Lesson 20 Deck (25):
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Affluent

Abounding in wealth; prosperous; flowing freely

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Antiquity

The quality of being ancient; ancient times

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Blandishment

Flattery

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Chasten

To discipline, to use punishment to correct behavior

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Civility

Polite and courteous behavior

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Congenial

Characterized by friendly sociability

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Deft

Skillful, adroit

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Dispatch

To send away with promptness or speed; speed, quickness

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Embroil

To entangle, to throw into confusion or strife

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Expurgate

To remove obscene or objectionable material manually before publication

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Garner

To gather together, to store up

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Heretical

Contrary to church doctrine or accept beliefs or standards

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Iconoclast

One who attacks established beliefs or institutions

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Irreproachable

Faultless, not discreditable

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Mercurial

Changing unpredictably, fickle

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Nuance

A subtle distinction or difference

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Partisan

One who exhibits extreme or possibly blind allegiance to a group or cause

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Pious

Marked by showing zealous devotion to the rites of religion

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Raucous

Loud and boisterous, harsh, disorderly

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Repugnant

Disgusting, offensive

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Satiric

Characterized by satire (branch of literature ridiculing vice or folly)

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Sporadic

Occasionally occurring

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Succulent

Very juicy

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Terrestrial

Of the earth or pertaining to the earth

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Ungainly

Awkward