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Flashcards in Lessons 1 & 2 Vocab Deck (29):
1

To make impure, to contaminate

Adulterate

2

Accidental, nonessential

Adventitious

3

A shield; protection, sponsorship

Aegis

4

Pertaining to beauty

Aesthetic

5

A phony attitude; pose

Affectation

6

An attraction to

Affinity

7

Wealth, richness

Affluence

8

Open-mouthed; surprised; agog

Agape

9

To enlarge or to expand

Aggrandize

10

A concern for others; generosity

Altruism

11

Open to more than one interpretation

Ambiguous

12

Lacking a sense of right and wrong

Amoral

13

Shapeless, formless, vague

Amorphous

14

Hatred

Animosity

15

An intense dislike

Antipathy

16

An exact opposite; an opposite extreme

Antitihesis

17

Playful, teasing tall

Badinage

18

Common, ordinary

Banal

19

Overly decorated

Baroque

20

A showy but useless thing

Bauble

21

A noisy uproar; a scene of wild confusion

Bedlam

22

To deceive; to charm; to enchant

Beguile

23

To overwhelm; to surround and attack

Besiege

24

To make dirty; to stain

Besmirch

25

Savage, brutal

Bestial

26

Bad tempered; cross

Bilious

27

to whiten, to make pale

Blanch

28

Mild, tasteless, dull

Bland

29

Skillful, clever

Adroit