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Flashcards in Magoosh Deck (45):
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intimate

to suggest something subtly

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profligate

spending resources recklessly or wastefully

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impertinent

being disrespectful; improperly forward or bold

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auspicious

favorable, the opposite of sinister

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anomalous

not normal

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maintain

to assert

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vindicate

to clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof

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ingenuous

to be naive and innocent

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qualify

to make less severe; to limit (a statement)

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innocuous

harmless and doesn't produce any ill effects

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mercurial

prone to unexpected and unpredictable changes in mood

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undermine

to weaken

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demur

to object or show reluctance

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equivocal

confusing or ambiguous

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calumny

making of a false statement meant to injure a person's reputation

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ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

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betray

to reveal or make known something, usually unintentionally

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laconic

one who says very few words

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artful

exhibiting artistic skill

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amenable

easily persuaded

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veracious

truthful

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involved

complicated, and difficult to comprehend

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galvanize

to excite or inspire

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extant

still in existence

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belie

to give a false representation to; misrepresent

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wanting

lacking

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arimony

bitterness and ill will

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venerate

to respect deeply

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enervate

to sap energy from

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ambivalent

mixed or conflicting emotions about something

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egregious

standing out in a negative way; shockingly bad

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parochial

narrowly restricted in scope or outlook

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iconoclast

somebody who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions

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prodigal

rashly or wastefully extravagant

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amorphous

shapeless

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harangue

a long pompous speech; a tirade

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restive

restless

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censure

to express strong disapproval

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venalitiy

to condition of being susceptible to bribes or corruption

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parsimonious

extremely frugal, miserly

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amalgam

a mixture of multiple things

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prevaricate

to speak in an evasive way

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disinterested

unbiased; neutral

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aberration

a deviation from what is normal or expected

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commensurate

to be in proportion or corresponding in degree or amount