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Flashcards in Reading 8 List 3 Deck (34):
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Apprehend

To anticipate with dread or anxiety, get the meaning of something, take into custody

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Avid

Marked by active interest and enthusiasm, desiring and wanting to know more about

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Cajole

Gentle urging, caressing, flattering

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Compel

To force someone to do something

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Conundrum

A difficult problem

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Deed

A notable achievement, a document that ensures ownership of something

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Devoid

Completely lacking

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Disposition

Tendency, to get rid of

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Fabricate

To write in fictional form, false or deviating from what's considered right

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Hearty

Warm friendliness, consuming abundantly, without reservation, exhibiting great bodily or mental health

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Lassitude

Feeling a lack of interest or energy, weakness, a state of torpor

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Mawkish

Effusively or insincerely emotional

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Mundane

Concerned within our world and worldly matters, found in an ordinary course of events

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Neophyte

A plant that has been found that was not recorded previously, a new convert, anyone participating in an activity

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Obsequious

Attempting to win favor with flattery

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Oratorical

Characterized as oratory

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Palpable

Able to be touched or felt

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Pedantic

Marked by narrow focus on minor aspects

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Placatory

Trying to pacify by acceding to demands and concessions

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Primeval

Earliest stage, having existed from the beginning

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Propitious

Likely to result in success

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Pulchritude

Physical beauty

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Recalcitrant

Stubbornness

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Reprove

Take to task

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Retrograde

Of amnesia, before trauma, moving from east to west, orbiting the opposite direction of earth, going from better to worse

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Salient

Thrusting attention

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Snide

Disrespect, nasty comment

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Spontaneity

Being spontaneous

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Tenacious

Sticking together, being stubbornly unyielding

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Trivial

Obvious, dull, of small importance

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Vacillate

Sway in a wave like pattern

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Vicissitude

Change, mutation

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Wanton

And action that causes harm

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Abrogate

To abolish formally