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Flashcards in Lesson 22 Deck (25):
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Approbation

Official approval, praise, commendation

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Assent

TO agree or to concur; to give in, to yield; agreement

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Boorish

Rude or insensitive; ill-mannered

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Circumlocution

Talking arount an object

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Copious

Abundant

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Delineation

An outline, depiction, portrayal

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Dissemble

To disguise, to pretend

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Emulate

To try to equal or to be like (usually through emulation)

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Fickle

Likely to change, capricious

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Gravity

Seriousness, importance

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Homely

Plain or unattractive in appearance

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Indigence

Poverty

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Jingoist

An extreme patriot, usually calls for a belligerent foreign policy

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Migratory

Moving from place to place, wandering, transient

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Obfuscating

Confusing, making unclear

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Proclivity

Inclination, tendency

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Prostration

A stretching out due to lacking vitality and being completely overcome

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Recalcitrant

Very stubborn, refusing to obey, unruly

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Resolute

Characterized by a decided purpose

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Sectarian

A member of a sect that is a faction with extreme beliefs

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Stalwart

One who supports a cause with firm partisanship

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Tacit

Understood, silent, not spoken, implicit

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Transcended

Surpassed, exceeded

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Virtuous

Having excellent morals; righteous

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Whets

Stimulates, sharpens