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Flashcards in Servis Deck (83):
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avarice

greed

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compendium

brief, comprehensive summary

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cantankerous

irritable; ill-humored

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succor

relief, help in time of distress or want

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emaciated

thin and wasted

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refute

to contradict, disprove

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elicit

to provoke; draw out

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debauchery

corruption

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cadge

to beg; sponge

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stint

to be sparing

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morose

ill-humored; sullen

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soliloquy

literary or dramatic speech by one character, not adressed to others

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ascetic

one who practices self-denial

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fiat

arbitray order; authorization

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commensurate

proportional

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inveigle

to win over by flattering or coaxing

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tenet

belief, doctrine

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insinuate

to suggest; say indirectly; imply

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impassive

showing no emotion

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abysmal

very bad

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malign

to speak evil of

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vaunt

to boast, drag

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poseur

poerson who affects an attitude to impress others

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contentious

quarrelsome; causing quarrels

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conundrum

riddle; puzzle with no solution

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repine

fret, complain

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fledgling

beginner; novice

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supersede

to relace, especially to displace as inferior or antiquated

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grouse

to complain

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daunt

to discourage; intimidate; dishearten

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qualm

sudden feeling of faintness or nausea

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expiate

to atone for

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gauche

coarse and uncouth; clumsy

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exhort

to urge by strong appeals

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recluse

person who lives in seclusion and often in solitude

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impute

to attribute the fault to; relate to a particular cause or source

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execrable

detertable; abhorrent

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petulant

rude; peevish

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vitiate

to impair the quality of, corrupt morally

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mettle

courage; endurance

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astringent

harsh; severe

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stipulate

to specify as an essential condition

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pique

fleeting feeling or hurt pride

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flout

to treat scornfully

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paean

song of joy or triumph; a fervent expression of joy

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reparation

amends, compensation

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subpoena

notice ordering someone to appear in court

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reverent

expressing deep respect, worshipful

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cozen

to mislead by trick or fraud; decieve

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suffrage

the right to vote

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plaintive

melancholy; mournful

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rail

to scold with bitter or abusive language

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fulminate

to attack loudly; denounce

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caucus

smaller group within an organization

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insouciant

indifferent; lacking concern or care

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raiment

clothing

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halcyon

calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

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felicitous

suitable expressed; wee-chose; appropiate

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litany

lengthy recitation; repetitive chant

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captious

faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument

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expatiate

to speak or write at length

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levee

en embankment that prevents a river from overflowing

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supplicant

one who asks humbly and earnestly

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convivial

sociable

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appropriate

to take possession of for one's own use; confiscate

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brazen

bold; shameless

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strut

to swagger, display to impress others

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sanction

to approve, ratify, permit

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ruse

trick, crafty stratagem

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precept

principle; law

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sedulous

diligent, assiduous

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patois

jargon; a regional dialect

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sinuous

intricate, complex

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complacent

self-satisfied

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perennial

present throughout the years; persistent

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timbre

voice tone color

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prehensile

capable of grasping

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gouge

to tear out; scoop out; overcharge

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treatise

article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly

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denizen

an inhabitant; a regular visitor

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avuncular

like an uncle, benevolent and tolerant

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conscript

a person compulsorily enrolled for military service

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discrepancy

difference between