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Flashcards in List 9 Deck (100):
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Bane

troublesome influence

2

Condone

tacitly support; overlook

3

Eclectic

taking things from different sources

4

Genre

a category; type

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Irascible

easily angered

6

Mundane

ordinary; worldly

7

Perpetuated

caused to continue

8

Rancor

resentment; animosity; bad feeling

9

Strut

swagger; show off

10

Voluble

talkative

11

Bard

poet

12

Condoning

overlooking; disregarding; ignoring

13

Edifice

building; structure; construction

14

Germane

relevant

15

Ire

anger [irate (a) = very angry]

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Munificent

generous; charitable

17

Perpetuity

eternity

18

Rant

use bombastic language

19

Stupefying

astonishing; shocking; stunning into silence

20

Voluminous

very large; spacious

21

Bastion

fortress; stronghold

22

Conflagration

big fire

23

Efface

wipe out; remove all trace of

24

Germinal

just growing; not developed; immature

25

Irksome

annoying; infuriating

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Mutinous

very rebellious

27

Personable

attractive

28

Ratify

approve; consent

29

Subpoena

summons to court

30

Voracious

ravenous

31

Befuddle

confuse; to make someone unable to think clearly

32

Confound

confuse; cause surprise or confusion in someone; mix up with something else

33

Effigy

a model of a person

34

Gibbering

making meaningless noises

35

Ironic

satiric; unexpected

36

Myriad

in large numbers

37

Perspicacious

insightful; sharp; wise

38

Raucous

rough and unpleasant (of sounds)

39

Substantiate

give supporting evidence

40

Waive

surrender; give up

41

Begrudge

resent

42

Congeal

to solidify

43

Effusive

gushing; demonstrative

44

Glacial

hostile; unfriendly; cold; icy

45

Irrational

unreasonable; absurd

46

Navigable

suitable for sailing

47

Perspicacity

insight

48

Raze

destroy; demolish; tear down

49

Subterfuge

a trick

50

Wane

grow less

51

Beguile

mislead; lure

52

Congenital

present from birth

53

Egalitarianism

belief in equality

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Goad

prod; urge

55

Irreproachable

cannot be criticized; perfect

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Nebulous

vague

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Pertinent

relevant

58

Rebuttal

denial

59

Subtle

not obvious

60

Wary

hesitant; cautious

61

Belabor

explain in unnecessary detail

62

Connoisseur

person with refined taste and good judgment

63

Egregious

outstandingly, obviously bad

64

Grate (v)

1. to annoy; aggravate; vex; 2. shred

65

Irrevocable

cannot be cancelled; unchangeable

66

Nefarious

wicked; immoral; disreputable

67

Peruse

read carefully

68

Recant

disclaim; retract statement

69

Subversive

rebellious; revolutionary

70

Wax

to increase; to grow

71

Beleaguer

besiege; attack

72

Consecrate

dedicate

73

Egress

exit

74

Gratis

free of charge; without payment

75

Itinerant

nomadic; wandering from place to place

76

Negate

cancel; deny

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Pervasive

spreading everywhere

78

Recapitulate

summarize

79

Succinct

concise

80

Waylay

accost; stop; approach; hinder

81

Belie

contradict

82

Consensus

general agreement

83

Eloquent

fluent and persuasive in speech

84

Gratuitous

unwarranted

85

Jaded

tired; bored; worn out

86

Negligence

carelessness

87

Petrify

1. terrify; 2. turn to stone

88

Receptacle

container; vessel; holder

89

Suffragist

someone who campaigns for voting rights

90

Weighty

serious

91

Belittle

to demean

92

Conspicuous

easily seen; prominent

93

Elucidate

make clear

94

Gravity

seriousness

95

Jargon

specialized language used by experts

96

Neologism

newly coined word

97

Petulant

sulky; peevish

98

Recluse

someone who cuts himself off from life

99

Supercilious

proud and haughty

100

Whelp

young dog