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Flashcards in Randomized 8 - Aug 31 Deck (41):
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abeyance

state of suspension, temporary inaction

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acrimonious

bitter in temper, manner and speech
an acrimonious answer, an acrimonious dispute

3

divest

to strip, to deprive
he divested himself from all responsibility....

4

audacious

fearless

5

banal

trite, commonplace

6

callous

insensitive, indifferent
they have a callous attitude towards sufferings of others

7

corroborate

to make more certain, confirm

8

elicit

to extract without violence, to learn through discussison

9

depravity

the state of being morally bad or evil

10

cronyism

the practice of favoring one's friends, especially in political appointments

11

disquiet

lack of calm, peace or ease`

12

dissemble

to disguise or pretend

13

hedge

a barrier or boundary
an act of preventing complete loss of a bet or investment

14

importune

to harass with persistent demands

15

inane

silly, lacking sense

16

inchoate

recently begun, rudimentary
not organized
an inchoate mass ideas of the subject

17

penchant

strong inclination

18

prevaricate

to use ambiguous language for the purpose of deceiving

19

phlegmatic

not easily roused to feeling or emotion

20

seethe

to be disturbed
I tried to be calm, but the seethe of anger almost choked me

21

sanguine

cheerfully confident, optimistic

22

salacious

having strong sexual desire

23

skeptic

doubter

24

diatribe

bitter or malicious criticism

25

embellish

to add attractive and ornamental features

26

impede

to hinder or block

27

frugal

economical

28

goad

to urge on
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
"he was trying to goad her into a fight"

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inexorable

inflexible, unrelenting
the doctors were inexorable, and there was nothing to be done

30

haphazard

characterized by a lack of order or planning

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ennui

boredom

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erudite

very learned

33

facetious

amusing
treating serious issue with deliberately inappropriate humor

34

fallacious

illogical`

35

placate

to soothe
to bring from a hostile state to a calm one

36

precocious

mature at a young age

37

nefarious

extremely wicked or criminal
nefarious activities of organized-criminal syndicate

38

myopic

shortsighted or narrow-minded

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poseur

a person who attempts to impress others by assuming a manner other than his true one

40

ostentation

a display of vanity, showiness

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paucity

fewness