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Flashcards in List B-8 Deck (15):
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ameliorate

To make better, to improve

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amend

To correct, reform, or alter

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blithe

Filled with joy; cheerful; carefree

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depravity

Moral corruption; a wicked or pervasive act

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deprecate

To express disapproval of; protest against; to belittle

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elusive

To escape grasp, perception, or understanding

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fickle

Changeable, especially regarding affections; capricious

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grudging

Reluctant to give or admit; unwilling; ingenerous

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kindle

to build or fuel (a fire); to start; to tend

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potent

Possessing strength or power; having control or authority

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refute

To prove to be false; disprove

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sanction

Approval for a course of action; a penalty or coercive action

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surreptitious

Performed by stealthy means

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tyranny

Rule by absolute power

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virulent

Extremely poisonous; intensely hostile or spiteful