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Flashcards in Level 5 Deck (50):
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Voluble

Glib. Ready flow of words.

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Commiserate

Sympathize with, express sorrow/sympathy

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Lethargy

Being drowsy, sleepy, apathetic, lazy

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Exonerate

Freed from guilt, cleared

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Pugnacious

Inclined to quarrel, Belligerent

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Contrition

Sincere penitence, remorse

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Abrogate

Put an end to, abolish

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Officious

objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome:

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Intractable

Not easily managed

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Chrysalis

A pupa, especially of a moth/butterfly, enclosed in a cocoon. A protected stage of development

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Subterfuge

an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc. a stratagem employed to conceal something.

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Ebullience

Zestful enthusiasm

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Remonstrate

To plead in protest, to present/show reasons in complaint

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Chimera

(often initial capital letter) . a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.

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Incorrigible

Bad beyond correction

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Conversant

Familiar by use or study

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Auspicious

Favorable, promising success

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Itinerant

Journeying, traveling fro place to place

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Promulgate

To make known publicly

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Droll

Humorous in an odd way, jester

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Colloquial

Informal, characteristic of regular conversation

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Castigate

To punish to correct

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Obfuscate

To confuse, stupefy, to make inclear

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Convival

Friendly, agreeable

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Philanthropic

Giving, altruistic

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Eschew

Shun, stay away from

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Idiosyncrasy

A characteristic mannerism unique to a person

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Facile

Easily done (sometimes with superficiality)

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Approbation

Approval

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Prodigious

Extraordinary in size

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Beguile

To influence by flattery deceit

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Replete

Filled with

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Preclude

To exclude, prevent, make impossible

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Vindictive

Vengeful

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Juxtapose

To place side by side

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Insatiable

Can't be satisfied

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Efface

To wipe out, expunge

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Vernacular

Expressed in native tongue

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Jovial

Joyous hearty spirit

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Esoteric

Understood by select few

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Cull

Pull, collect

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Nomenclature

Set or System of Names in a field or community

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Gratuitous

Being without cause

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Genteel

Refined, elegant, pretentiously polite

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Impervious

Impenetrable

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Dilemma

Dilemma

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Accolade

Any award or laudatory notice

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Judicious

Having discriminating judgement

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Transitory

Existing for short time, ephemeral

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Altruism

Unselfish care for others