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Flashcards in Randomized - Aug 30 Deck (40):
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aberrant

abnormal, different from accepted norm
-aberrant chromosomes
-aberrant behavior

2

browbeat

to intimidate in an overbearing manner
menggertak

3

congruous

appropriate, fitting
in agreement, in harmony

4

craven

cowardly

5

decorum

orderliness, good taste in manners
proper, etiquette

6

deleterious

hurtful, morally, physically
divorce is assumed to have deleterious effect on children

7

enervate

to weaken

8

engender

to produce
cause, give rise to feeling, situation, condition
the issue engendered continuing controversy

9

elegy

a poem lamenting the dead

10

inure

to harden or toughen by use, exercise or exposure
accustom to something not good
these children have been inured to violence

11

irascible

easily angered
an irascible and easily angered man

12

killjoy

a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others
party pooper

13

fulminate

to cause to explode
explode violently or flash like lightning

14

halcyon

calm
very happy and successful

15

gullible

easily deceived

16

insipid

bland, dull boring
insipid food = tasteless

17

plumb

vertical, exactly, immediately
pemberat, yg bikin panduan buat garis lurus

18

onus

burden,responsibility to do something

19

whorl

ring, anything shaped like a coil

20

zealot

fanatic, a person who shows zeal

21

yore

time past, long time ago

22

tyro

beginner in learning something, novice
But this highly dangerous work had better not be attempted by the tyro.

23

allay

to reduce intensity of, to lessen, to alleviate

24

aggrandize

to widen in scope, make better

25

dubious

doubtful

26

colloquial

pertaining to common speech

27

blatant

offensively loud
-obvious
blatant lie
-tastelessly conspicuous
the blatant color of dress

28

delineate

to represent by sketch or diagram
He delineated the state of Texas on the map with a red pencil.
In her speech she delineated the city plan with great care.

29

emulate

imitate

30

elitism

consciousness or pride in belonging to a select group

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candor

to be open and sincere, candidness
the candor of the speech impressed the audience

32

confidante

one to whom secrets are confided

33

disconcert

to disturb the composure of
unsettle
his angry reply totally disconcerted me

34

deride

to ridicule, make fun of

35

impetuous

impulsive
acting or done quickly and without thought or care
impetuous person, impetuous decision

36

rue

bitterly regret
she might live to rue this impetuous decision

37

innocuous

harmless

38

plethora

excess, superabundance

39

odious

hateful
a pretty odious character
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meticulous

overcautions