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Flashcards in List B-18 Deck (15):
1

atrophy

to cause to wither or waste away

2

contrite

humbled by guilt and repentant for one's sins

3

conviction

a strong belief; the process of proving guilty

4

disinclination

lack of willingness; reluctance

5

disparage

to slight; belittle; criticize

6

inadvertently

unintentionally; accidentally

7

inane

lacking sense or substance

8

pessimism

tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation

9

petty

trivial; narrow; spiteful

10

rescind

to void; repeal

11

skeptic

one who instinctively doubts or habitually disagrees

12

squander

to spend wastefully

13

truculent

savage and cruel; inclined to fight

14

ubiquitous

being everywhere; omnipresent

15

asylum

a place offering protection; an institution for the care of the mentally ill