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Flashcards in Old Wordsto Remember Deck (47):
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Accost

Approach aggressively, to confront

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Nefarious

Evil, immoral

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Disrepute

Disgrace, discredit, notoriety

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Pernicious

Evil, destructive, harmful

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Abridge

Shorten, condense

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Nominal

Insignificant, trivial

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Precipitous

Steep, abrupt, sudden

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Ominous

Giving the impression that something bad is going to happen; threatening

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Undermine

Challenge, sabotage, erode

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Erode

To wear away, be destroyed

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Terse

Brief, abrupt

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Congruent

Same shape and size

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Haughty

Arrogant, conceited, proud

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Hubris

Arrogance, excessive pride

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Supercilious

Arrogant, pompous

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Pompous

Selfish, arrogant

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Surreptitious

Doing something secretly

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Officious

Bossy, self important, overly eager in offering unwanted help

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Immutable

Incontrovertible, Unchangeable

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Tenable

Defensible, plausible, believable

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Garrulous

Talkative

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Diatribe

Tirade, verbal attack

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Dispel

Dismiss, make disappear

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Diaphanous

Translucent

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Incisive

Clear, insightful

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Induction

Drawing a conclusion based on evidence

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Inveterate

Habitual

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Portentous

Pompous, ominous

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Empirical

Based on observation/evidence

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Pragmatic

Practical, sensible, logical

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Supple

Flexible, bending, lithe

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Aggregate

To combine

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Aberration

Deviation, anomaly

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Acrid

Bitter, pungent, caustic, harsh, abrasive

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Perfunctory

Cursory, hasty, brief

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Felicitous

Fortunate, blessed

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Ostensible

Apparent, supposed

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Obsequious

Excessively respectful

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Perfidy

Treachery, disloyalty, duplicity

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Vivid

Clear, producing strong emotions/images in the mind

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Prudence, prudent

Careful, watchful

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Precarious

Dangerous, unstable, insecure

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Insightful

High level of understanding; perceptive

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Vacillate

Wavering, unsure about

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Flagrant

Showy, obvious, notorious, scandalous

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Abhor

Hate, detest

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Ardor

Passionate; enthusiasm