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Flashcards in Lesson 9,10 Deck (40):
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Hallow

To make holy (adj) holy

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Harbinger

An omen or sign

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Hector

To bully

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Hedonism

Pursuit of pleasure

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Hegira

Flight, escape

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Hiatus

A pause

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Hoi polloi

Common people

8

Hubris

Excessive pride

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Idiosyncrasy

A peculiar personality trait

10

Halcyon

Calm, pleasant

11

Ignoble

Dishonorable,shameful

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Imminent

Likely to happen

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Immutable

Unchangeable, fixed

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Impair

To weaken

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Impalpable

Cannot be felt

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Impediment

A barrier

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Imperative

Extremely necessary

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Imperious

Domineering

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Impinge

To strike

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Importune

To persistently ask

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Imprecation

A curse

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Jocular

Humorous

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Juxtapose

To place side by side

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Kismet

Destiny

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Labyrinth

A maze

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Lachrymose

Tearful

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Laconic

Using few words

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Languid

Sluggish

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Legerdemain

Sleight of hand

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Libertine

One who leads an immoral life

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Machination

An evil design

32

Maelstrom

Whirlpool

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Malapropism

A word humorously misused

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Martinet

A strict disciplinarian

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Mendacious

Lying

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Meretricious

Attractive in a cheap way

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Milieu

Environment

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Miscreant

A vicious person

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Nebulous

Hazy and vague

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Nihilism

A total rejection of laws