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Flashcards in Quarter 4 Deck (20):
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Pragmatic

Practical rather than idealistic

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Impervious

Incapable of being affected, persuaded, or influenced.

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Contrite

Showing regret for behavior or actions.

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Ostentatious

Intended to attract, notice, or impress others.

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Coerce

To convince someone to do something that is by force.

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Amicable

Agreeable, friendly

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Disdain

Strong dislike

8

Emulate

To copy/ imitate with hopes of excelling or surpassing.

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Extenuating

Making an offense seem less serious or more forgivable.

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Fortuitous

Accidental, occurred by happy chance.

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Opulent

To show great deal of wealth.

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Precocious

Exhibiting unusually early intelligence.

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Superflous

Exceeding what is required ; excessive

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Pretentious

Making an extravagant outward show ; self-importance.

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Accolade

An expression of praise ; reward.

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Maniacal

Characterized by madness; insane, raving

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Liaison

A connection between two groups (middle man)

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Insipid

Lacking interest or flavor

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Ostracize

Exclude from society; refuse to be with; banish

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Capitulate

To give up resistance; to surrender unconditionally