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Flashcards in Lesson 9 Deck (15)
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machination (n)

an evil design or plan

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pejorative (adj)

having a negative effect; insulting

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harbinger (n)

an omen or sign

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nubile (adj)

suitable for marriage in age and physical

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sapient (adj)

wise; full of knowledge

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chimerical (adj)

imaginary; fantastic

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masochist (n)

one who enjoys his or her own pain and suffering

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finesse (n)

diplomacy; tact

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heterogeneous (adj)

different; dissimilar

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eclectic (adj)

choosing from various sources

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grandiose (adj)

impressive

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raiment (n)

clothing; garments

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blanch (v)

to whiten; to make pale

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hybrid (n)

anything of mixed origin

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idiosyncrasy (n)

a peculiar personality trait