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Flashcards in Randomized 14 - Sept 4 Deck (40):
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flout

to treat with contemptuous disregard

2

tableau

picturesque display

3

iconoclast

someone who challenges beliefs, customs and values

4

sepulchre

burial chamber

5

paroxysm

sudden uncontrollable spasm

6

legerdemain

display of cleverness, especially to deceive others

7

venerate

to respect and honor

8

fleece

to defraud or swindle

9

affable

friendly, good-natured

10

caustic

harsh, corrosive

11

fatuous

stupid of foolish in a self-satisfied way

12

espouse

to support or adopt

13

obfuscate

to make unclear

14

captuous

overly critical and complaining

15

overweening

arrogant, excessive

16

imminent

about to happen

17

stolid

not easily excited

18

ingratiate

to seek to please somebody to gain favor

19

comport

to behave well or properly

20

plumb

to measure depth of something

21

entreat

to ask earnestly

22

mandate

to order something official

23

abdicate

to give up duty or position

24

pervade

to spread throughout

25

ossify

to harden into bone

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ingratiate

to seek to please somebody to gain favor

27

dilletante

amateur

28

charlatan

one who feigns knowledge or ability , an imposter

29

perfunctory

done hastily and without attention to detail, indifferent

30

progenitor

an ancestor in direct line

31

peregrination

act of travelling, excursion

32

blandishment

anything designed to flatter or coax

33

ineffable

impossible to describe in words

34

captious

overly critical, complaining

35

entreat

to ask earnestly

36

litany

prayer, chant

37

remuneration

act of paying, repayment

38

winsome

charming

39

fallacious

misleading based on incorrect information

40

martinet

somebody who demands exact conformity to rule