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Flashcards in Randomized 15 - Sept 4 Deck (61):
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martiny

someone who demands exact conformity to rules

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perfidious

intending to betray

3

pellucid

transparent, clear in meaning

4

mercurial

tending to change mood or behavior suddenly, unpredictably

5

vex

to annoy

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ostensible

stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
"the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint"
syn: apparent

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pertinacious

holding firmly to set of beliefs or course of action

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inveterate

firmly established in habit

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insidious

slowly and subtly harmful

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forbear

to not do something

11

dessicate

to dehydrate, dry out

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inculcate

to teach by frequent repetition

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commiserate

to show sympathy for

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descant

to talk or write at length

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emollient

soothing, emollient substance

16

idiosyncrasy

any personal peculiarity, mannerism

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legerdemain

display of cleverness, especially to deceive others

18

coterie

group of people with common interest

19

incarcerate

to put somebody in prison

20

opprobrium

state of shame or disgrace

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foible

minor flaw, failing

22

choleric

easily angered, irascible

23

cloister

a tranquil and secluded place

24

nostrum

hypothetical cure all that may have no true efficacy

25

repine

to express discontent

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celerity

swiftness

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demur

to object an objection

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corroborate

to support with evidence or authority

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verdant

green with vegetation, inexperienced

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obsequious

attempting to win favor by flattery and submissiveness

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dauntless

fearless

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propinquity

the property of being close together

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immaculate

perfectly clean, pure, without faults

34

lionize

to treat as celebrity

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palliate

to treat the symptomps

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panegyric

formal expression of praise

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abnegate

to renounce something, melepaskan diri

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expropriate

to take by force

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forbear

to not do something

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exigent

critical, requiring immediate acton

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largesse

generosity

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esoteric

known by only a few

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foible

a minor flaw or failing

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reticence

trait of being uncommunicative

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moribund

sekarat, dying

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epigram

witty saying

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abscond

to leave secretly

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hermetic

sealed tightly to protect from outside infuence

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eschew

to avoid, shun, keep away from

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tortuous

highly intricate

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debutante

young woman introduced to society

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salacious

characterized by lust

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scion

young descendant or heir

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gamin

child who roams the street

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restive

hard to manage

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brusque

abrupt in manner of speech

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duress

imprisonment, use of threats

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sacrilege

improper or disrespectful treatment of something sacred

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kismet

fate or destiny

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compunction

feeling shame and regret

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dudgeon

a fit of anger