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Flashcards in Lesson 21 Deck (25):
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Aggregate

Sum total, whole amount

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Archipelago

A group of islands

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Boon

Favorable; a blessing, a benefit

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Buffoon

A clown, a silly or stupid person

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Chicanery

Unethical methods, trickery

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Contaminant

Something that causes impurity; something that defiles or pollutes

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Corrugated

Bent into folds

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Deleterious

Harmful; dangerous; injurious

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Disputatious

Inclined to fight, to argue, or to debate

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Emend

To correct (usually by a critic)

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Fetter

To restrict by shackling or chaining

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Giddy

Dizzy

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Heterogeneity

State of being dissimilar, composition from unlike elements

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Indomitable

Incapable of being conquered

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Irresolute

Indecisive, unsure of how to proceed

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Metaphorically

Compared non-literally

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Panacea

Cure-all, remedy for all ills

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Peruse

To read or examine

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Prodigy

One with exceptional talents or powers; an extraordinary accomplishment

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Rebuff

To snub or to refuse bluntly

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Resilient

Ability to return to a former state

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Scapegoat

One who takes blame for others

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Spurious

False or deceitful

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Tractable

Capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled; obedient

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Vivacious

Full of life, very animated