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Flashcards in MAT2 Deck (31):
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bawdy

humorously vulgar

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arrogate

seize and take control without authority

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ascribe

attribute or credit to

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aspersion

a disparaging remark

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astringent

tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

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bevy

a flock of birds

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bilk

cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

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balk

refuse to comply

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blandish

praise somewhat dishonestly

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brusque

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

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callow

young and inexperienced

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canny

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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clod

a compact mass

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cloying

overly sweet

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coy

affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

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coddle

cook in nearly boiling water

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commute

a regular journey to and from your place of work

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consecrate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

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contemptuous

expressing extreme scorn

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contentious

showing an inclination to disagree

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contrite

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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contumacious

willfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

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contumelious

arrogantly insolent

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dichotomy

being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

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dictum

an authoritative declaration

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diffidence

lack of self-assurance

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dirge

a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person

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discretionary

having the ability to act according to your own judgment

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discursive

tending to cover a wide range of subjects

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disheveled

in disarray; extremely disorderly

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disparity

inequality or difference in some respect