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Flashcards in RGRE 1010 Deck (53):
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LATITUDE

freedom from narrow restrictions

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SIBILANT

hissing

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ABRADE

to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing

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SVELTE

slender; esp. in figure

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LISSOME

flexible; lithe; supple

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REBUFF

a blunt or abrupt rejection

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RAILLERY

good-natured teasing or ridicule

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FORAY

raid

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ADJURE

solemn urging

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PECULATE

steal; embezzle

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TRADUCE

to cause humiliation or disgrace by making malicious and false statements

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APLOMB

self-confidence

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CABAL

a scheme or plot; a group of plotters

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DEMAGOGUE

a person who gains power or popularity by arousing strong emotions; passions and prejudices

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ECUMENICAL

universal; pertaining to all of Christianity

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EDACIOUS

voracious; devouring

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EFFETE

exhausted; self-indulgent; infertile

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INVOLUTE

complex

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LIEN

legal claim until a debt on it is repaid

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LIONIZE

treat as a famous person

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MACERATE

to separate into parts by steeping in liquid

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PALADIN

hero

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PELLUCID

transparent; easy to understand

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RAFFISH

low; vulgar; base

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RECREANT

cowardly or craven

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VAGARY

unpredictable act or idea; caprice

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VIRAGO

a loud; domineering woman

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WAFFLE

talk vaguely and without much result

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PALAVER

idle talk

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UXORIOUS

overly fond of one's wife

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ONTOLOGY

the study of the nature of existence

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PASTICHE

artistic piece which consists of many different styles

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PREDICATE

to proclaim; declare

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ZEITGEIST

the general trend of culture; the spirit of time

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INEXORABLE

unchanging; unyielding

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LEGATEE

someone who receives a legacy

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BELEAGUER

to surround with military forces or with troubles

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ANCILLARY

subordinate; assisting

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CAVALIER

haughty; disdainful; unceremonious

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PENULTIMATE

second to last

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ANTEPENULTIMATE

third to last

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MAVEN

expert

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ILLICIT

illegal

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IMMOLATE

to kill as a sacrifice

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NUGATORY

of no real value; trifling; worthless

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PRESTIDIGITATION

sleight of hand; legerdemain

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ASSEVERATE

to aver; allege; assert

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CAPTIOUS

disposed to point out trivial faults; calculated to confuse or entrap in argument

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CAVIL

to find fault without good reason

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AXIOMATIC

taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth

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VAPIDITY

dull or lacking in taste

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CONTUMACIOUS

insubordinate; rebellious

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LUBRICIOUS

lewd; wanton; greasy; slippery