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Flashcards in List Two: Set Five Deck (20)
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Aesthetic

concerning art or beauty

2

Bulwark

fortification; barricade; wall

3

Defunct

no longer in existence

4

Etymology

the study of word origins

5

Hyperbole

grossly exaggerated speech

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Legend

1. key to map; 2. myth or story

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Odious

hateful

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Posterity

future generations

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Rife

common

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Torpor

dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity

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Affable

friendly; social; easygoing

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Bureaucracy

officialdom

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Degradation

deprivation; poverty; debasement

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Eulogy

praise

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Hypochondriac

a person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses

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Legion

in large numbers

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Officious

domineering; intrusive; meddlesome

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Posthumous

after death

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Rigor

thoroughness

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Totter

walk unsteadily