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Flashcards in Test 1 Deck (88):
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Accolade

Praise

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Allusion

Indirect reference

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Ambivalence

Uncertainty; having "mixed" feelings

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Ambivalent

Unable to decide

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Analogy

Comparison

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Anecdote

Short account of something interesting; story

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Anomalous

Odd; not fitting the pattern

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Apparition

Ghost; something that 'appears'

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Aspersion

Negative feeling; negative remark

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Belligerence

Aggression

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Bombastic

Too elaborate; exaggerated

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Candid

Truthful

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Capricious

Changeable; fickle

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Cherished

Cared for; firmly held

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Cliche

Over-used expression

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Conception

1. idea, view
2. beginning of pregnancy

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Convoluted

Complicated or long-winded

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Credence

Belief

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Cryptic

Hidden

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Currency

1. Widespread acceptance
2. Money

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Decorous

good and correct (used of behaviour)

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Denunciation

Act of speaking out against

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Derailed

Thrown off course

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Derivative

Unoriginal

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Despotic

Acting like a tyrant

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Detritus

Rubbish

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Diaphanous

Very thin and transparent

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Dictum

Often-used saying

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Dilettante

Person who dabbles in the arts

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Disdained

Showed contempt for

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Dispassionate

Unbiased; fair

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Dowager

An elderly woman of elevate social status

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Dubious

Doubtful

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Egalitarian

Equal;Believe in equality

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Elicit

Draw out( mainly used for info or feelings)

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Elliptical

1. Shaped like an ellipse
2. Indirect

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Epitomizes

Acts as a typical example of

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Equivocate

Speaks ambiguously/vaguely

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Evasiveness

Trying to avoid something

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Explicitly

Very clear; nothing hidden

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Foraging

Searching for food

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Hypothetical

Based on guesswork; not proven

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Iconoclast

Person who goes against accepted authority

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Idiosyncratic

Quirky; unique to an individual

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Imponderable

Cannot be understood

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Indecorous

Not well-behaved; lacking in dignity

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Indigence

Extreme poverty

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Inept

Clumsy

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Inherent

Inbuilt; genetic

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Intricate

Complicated

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Irrefutable

Cannot be proved wrong

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Jingoism

Using words to stir up exaggerated patriotism

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Jubilant

Joyful

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Judicious

Fair and equal

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Lament

Express regret over something

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Loquacious

Talkative; using too many words

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Mendicancy

Begging

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Metaphorical

Not literal; figurative

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Milieu

Environment; surrounding

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Mitigated

Made less severe

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Nascent

Just begun; in an early stage of development

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Nostalgia

Longing for the past

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Obtrusive

Easily seen

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Orthographical

Concerned with writing and spelling

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Ossified

Become fixed and rigid

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Ostentatious

Showy

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Palpable

Can be felt

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Pastoral

1. Concerned with the countryside
2. Concerned with the care a pastor gives to someone

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Pedestrian

1. Boring (Adj).
2. someone who walks

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Perfidy

Treachery; betrayal

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Profligacy

Wasteful and immoral behaviour

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Prohibitive

Very expensive

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Prudence

Wisdom; caution

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Pugnacious

Aggressive

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Purveyor

One who sells something or causes something to spread

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Resonance

Echo

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Respite

Break (from work etc.)

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Resurgence

Revival

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Sparse

Thin; not thick

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Stringent

Strict

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Succumbing

Giving to; falling under the influence of

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Supercilious

Arrogant

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Tenacity

Firmness of purpose

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Transcend

Go beyond a limit

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Variegated

Multicolored

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Venerable

Worthy of respect

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Viable

Workable; able to live or grow

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Visceral

Concerned with the 'guts' ; physical rather than mental