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Flashcards in Lesson 24 Deck (25):
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Abase

To degrade, to humiliate

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Abdicate

To renounce or to give up a power

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Brazen

Shameless, insolent, disrespectful

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Caustic

Sarcastically biting, acrid

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Commiserate

To express sympathy or pity

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Decorum

Appropriate conduct, correct and proper behavior

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Deference

Courteous going along with the opinions or wishes of another

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Drone

Speaking in a monotonous tone; a continuous low humming sound

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Enunciate

To pronounce clearly

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Girth

Size or dimensions (usually the measure around a body)

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Grandiose

Impressive, imposing

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Inception

The beginning of something

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Ineffable

Incapable of being expressed in speech or words

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Nebulous

Lacking clarity of feature or sharpness of outline

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Neophyte

A recent convert, beginner, novice

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Obtuse

Dull of mind, insensitive, stupid

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Parable

A short fictitious story that has a moral

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Rant

To rave, to speak in a loud and attacking manner

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Reproach

To blame for something; a disgrace

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Savant

A scholar, a learned person

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Stultifying

Causing to be useless, crippling, causing to appear stupid

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Syllabus

A brief outline of the main points of a text or course of study

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Troupe

A company or group-- usually theatrical performers

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Unequivocal

Without a doubt, clear

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Vapid

Dull, inane, insipid