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Flashcards in RGRE 0310 Deck (200):
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scion

child; descendant

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indoctrinate

to teach certain principles

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opulence

luxury; wealth; riches

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obsequious

seeking favor; fawning

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fulsome

excessive; insincere

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lush

luxurious; elaborate

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destitution

extreme poverty

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ponder

to consider carefully

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supplication

earnest prayer

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decadence

decay

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penance

atonement for sin

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ascetic

one who practices self-denial and devotion

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desultory

occurring by chance; disconnected

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disciple

follower

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metamorphosis

change of shape

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bona fide

genuine

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salvation

deliverance from ruin

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materialism

attention to worldly things and neglect of spiritual needs

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nurture

to nourish; support

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nirvana

freedom from care and pain; Buddhist heaven

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juxtapose

to place side by side

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plight

predicament; dangerous situation

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covert

secret or hidden

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cope

to be a match for; to be able to handle

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incompatibility

quality of being mismated; lack of harmony

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incapacitated

disabled; made unfit

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fabricate

to lie; concoct

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connubial

related to marriage

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demur

to object

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appellation

a name

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escalation

an increase; intensification

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indifference

lack of concern

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potential

Possible

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cummulative

Accumulated

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recondite

secret; hidden; obscure

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palliate

alleviate; relieve without curing

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delude

to fool

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prelude

introduction

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chimerical

imaginary; fantastic

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acknowledge

admit

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heterogenous

dissimilar

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gamut

range

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perspicacious

acutely perceptive; shrewd

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analogous

comparable; similar

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malajusted

poorly adjusted; disturbed

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phenomenon

unusual occurrence

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mortality

death

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decade

ten years

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susceptible

easily affected; unusually liable

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neurotic

suffering from a nervous disorder

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pedagogue

a teacher

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enunciate

to utter; proclaim

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inordinate

excessive

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irascible

irritable

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introspective

looking into one's own feelings

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perpetuate

to cause to continue indefinitely

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mandate

an authoritative order or command

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compensatory

serving to pay back

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neutralize

to counteract

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catastrophic

disastrous

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anthropologist

an expert in the study of the races; beliefs; customs; etc. of mankind

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artifact

an object made by hand; rather than a thing as it occurs in nature

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bizzare

odd; fantastic; grotesque; unusual

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fetish

an object that is thought to have magic powers

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inanimate

lifeless

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abhor

to detest; loathe; hate strongly; despise

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absurd

ridiculous

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bigot

narrow-minded; prejudiced person

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contemptuous

expressing a feeling that something is worthless

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universal

present everywhere

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vulnerable

capable of being injured

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entreaty

appeal; plea

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tradition

custom that has been handed down

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originate

begin; arise

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inviolable

safe (from destruction; etc.)

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imperative

urgent; necessary; compulsory

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imprudent

unwise; not careful

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prohibition

the act of forbidding certain behavior

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taboo

forbidden by custom or religious practice

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taint

contamination; undesirable substance that spoils something

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awesome

inspiring terror; weird

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debris

ruins; fragments

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dispersed

scattered; spread; broken up

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eruption

bursting out

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puny

weak; unimportant

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obliterate

erase; wipe out

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deplorable

sad; pitiable

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initiate

start; set going

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conflagration

Great fire

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rue

to regret

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congenial

sympathetic; agreeable

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hoard

hide; store; accumulate

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sage

wise man; philosopher

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aegis

a shield; protection; sponsorship

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detriment

injury; damage; hurt

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longevity

long duration of life

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imbibe

to drink

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virile

masterful; manly

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senile

infirm; weak from old age

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doddering

trembling; shaking

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curry

to seek favor by flattery

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pall

cease to please; become dull

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succulent

juicy

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satiety

excess; overly full; surfeit

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intrinsic

essential; inherent; built-in

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potpourri

medley; mixture

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sanction

endorse; certify

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denote

indicate; show; mean

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allude

hint; suggest

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insidious

sly; treacherous; devious

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propriety

suitability; correctness

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advent

the coming of an important event

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impious

lacking respect; irreverent

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proffer

To offer for acceptance

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spate

rush; flood

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shibboleth

pet phrase; slogan

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bogus

(adj.) false; counterfeit

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substantiate

verify; confirm; validate; authenticate

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nutritive

Having nutritious properties.

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raucous

harsh and shrill

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quandary

doubt; dilemma

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callous

emotionally hardened; unfeeling

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expedient

advisable; fit

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negligible

trifling; inconsiderable

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blase

indifferent; not responsive to excitement

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ennui

boredom; lack of interest and energy

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comely

handsome; beautiful

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frenetic

frantic; frenzied

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artifice

strategy; trickery

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diversity

variety

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qualm

twinge of conscience

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expurgate

to remove objectionable parts or passages

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begrudge

to be resentful or reluctant

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artless

innocent; naive

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gratuity

tip

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manifest

evident; visible; obvious

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delve

dig; search deeply; investigate

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capricious

Fanciful; whimsical

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requisite

requirement

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replenish

to fill again; to resupply; to restore

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roster

a list of names

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stunted

held back or checked in natural growth

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atrophy

waste away

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maim

v. to cripple. disable; or injure someone

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ameliorate

to make better; to relieve; to improve

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cynic

skeptic; pessimist

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unctuous

affectedly emotional

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benevolent

kindly; charitable

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subservient

secondary; servile; obsequious; useful

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iniquity

wickedness; injustice

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largess

gift; gratuity; liberality

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criterion

standard

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repent

regret; desire to make amends

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mollify

vb. To pacify; soothe; or appease; to make less severe or violent

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mercenary

motivated solely by a desire for money or material gain

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pariah

social outcast

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aloof

distant; remote;

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pragmatic

practical; down-to-earth; based on experience rather than theory

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vestige

Trace; evidence

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guise

mien; appearance; manner

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nullify

cancel; abolish

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deluge

flood

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futility

uselessness

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carnage

slaughter

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technology

applied science

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libel

degradation by writing or publishing

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defamatory

damaging character by false reports

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plaintiff

the complaining party; in law

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canard

a made-up sensational story

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deprecate

express strong disapproval

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reputed

thought; supposed; believed

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frail

weak or delicate

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potent

powerful; strong; intense

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excoriate

criticize severely

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devout

pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest

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diminutive

tiny

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profuse

overflowing; abundant

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dulcet

sweet or melodious to the ear

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impromptu

Spur of the moment; offhand

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malevolent

ill-disposed; ill-intentioned

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wistful

longing; pensive; wishful

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raiment

clothes; garments

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brigand

a robber or bandit

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corpulent

fat; fleshy; obese

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rail

scold;use abusive language

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raconteur

a skilled storyteller

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sullen

ill-humored; grim

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rift

a split; break; breach

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emissary

Agent

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ruminate

to ponder; to reflect upon

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taut

tense; keyed up; on edge

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livid

pale; lead-colored; grayish blue

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martinet

strict disciplinarian

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yen

a strong desire; crave; longing

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bagatelle

trifle

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callow

young and inexperienced

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appalled

dismayed; shocked

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penchant

strong leaning; fondness; liking

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decapitate

behead

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termagant

shrew; scolding; brawling woman