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Flashcards in Randomized 7 - Aug 31 Deck (40):
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portend

foretell, to indicate in advance
the street incident may portend a general uprising

2

uprising

rebellion

3

insinuate

to suggest or hint shyly
he insinuated that he was lying

4

indolence

laziness

5

harangue

a tirade

6

ebullient

showing great enthusiasm or exhilaration

7

fervor

great warmth, earnestness of feeling
to speak with great fervor

8

desultory

aimless, haphazard

9

admonition

a gentle reproof
teguran halus
peringatan

10

acrid

bitter, harsh, pungent smell
acrid smoke

11

doldrums

a state of inactivity or low spirits
August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises

DRUMNYA DOLLLLL

12

effrontery

shameless boldness, impudence, zuzushii

13

egress

exit

14

churl

a rude, boorish, surly person

15

bungle

to perform clumsily or inadequately, botch
he bungled the job
he is a fool who always bungles

16

cognizant

aware, taking notice
he is cognizant of the difficulty

17

contentious

quarrelsome

18

salubrious

healthy, favorable to or promoting healthy
salubrious air

19

reverent

deeply respectful
a reverent greeting

20

reticent

reserved, inclined to silence
antonym: talkative, voluble

21

spate

a sudden, almost overwhelming outpouring
a spate of angry words

22

soporific

causing sleep

23

shoddy

not genuine, inferior
poor quality
a shoddy bookcase

24

repose

the state of being at rest

25

prudence

caution

26

quibble

minor objection or complaint
petty or carping criticism

27

prodigal

wasteful, lavish
prodigal expenditure

28

shard

fragment

29

sinuous

curving in and out, having many curves, bends, winding
a sinuous path

30

volition

a choice or decision made by the will

31

wary

very cautious

32

zeitgeist

intellectual and moral tendencies of any age

33

whet

to sharpen or stimulate
to whet appetite, to whet curiosity
to whet knife

34

whimsical

fanciful

35

tawdry

cheap, gaudy
antonym: elegant

36

tempestuous

stormy, impassioned

37

thwart

to frustrate
to oppose successfully

38

verbose

wordy

39

vestigial

occurring or persisting as a rudimentary or degenerate structure
a vestigial tail

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puerile

childish, immature, trial
a puerile piece of writing