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Flashcards in Test 2 Deck (84):
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Apathy

Lack of energy or interest

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Autonomy

Self-government

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Benevolent

Kindly

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Blanched

Turned pale

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Bolster

Give support to

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Bucolic

Concerned with the countryside and farming

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Callous

Cruel and unfeeling

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Cantankerous

Bad tempered

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Chicanery

Trickery; attempt to deceive

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Churlish

ill-mannered

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Cohesive

Forming a whole; 'sticking' together

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Concur

Agree

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Decimation

Extensive destruction

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Deft

Skillful

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Delinquency

Wrong-doing

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Depravity

Moral Corruption

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Desolate

Lonely; devoid of life; feeling very sad and hopeless

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Devoid of

Empty of

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Didactic

Intending to teach or give instructions

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Disingenous

Crafty

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Disposition

Tendency; personality

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Dissent

Disagreement

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Effusive

Overly expressive of emotions; 'gushing'

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Endorse

Support

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Enigma

Puzzle

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Enumerate

Count out; list

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Ephemeral

Short-lived

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Erroneous

Wrong

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Erudition

Great knowledge or learning

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Esoteric

Obscure

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Fabrication

Something made up; Untrue

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Facetious

Cheeky; not to be taken seriously

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Factions

Sides in a dispute; group with common interests

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Flotsam

Floating rubbish

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Fostered

Encouraged

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Hackneyed

Stale and over-used

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Habored

held "as in harbor an idea"

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Hodgepodge

Strange mixture

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Impetuous

Impulsive

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Implacable

Cannot be appeased; relenetless

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Impugned

Challenged; attacked in words

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Incorrigible

Cannot be corrected (of behaviour)

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Indigenous

Native to a particular place

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Ineffable

Cannot be expressed in words

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Irascible

Easily angered

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Ironic

Unexpected

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Languid

Having no energy or interest

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Lassitude

Lack of energy

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Lugubrious

Mournful; very sad

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Mercurial

Rapidly changing

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Misnomer

Wrong name for something

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Mollified

Calmed; Pacified

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Mundane

Dull; ordinary

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Omnipotent

All powerful

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Pedagogy

Science of Teaching

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Phlegmatic

Calm

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Plausible

Believable

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Precursor

Fore-runner; earlier version

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Preeminence

Fame; top position

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Pretentious

putting on an act

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Prognosis

Outlook

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Prolific

Productive

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Raiment

Clothes; Garments

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Reciprocate

Pay back

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Remiss

Wrong

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Remonstrance

Criticism

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Resilient

Able to spring back; strong

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Retrenchment

Reducing staff or forces; conserving resources

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Robust

firm and strong

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Skeptical

Doubtful

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Skewed

Bent; distorted

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Succint

Short and well expressed

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Sundry

miscellaneous

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Sustenance

support; food

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Tenable

Can be held (of an opinion, for example)

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Tenuous

Shaky; not firm

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Torrid

Hot and steamy

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Undermine

Attempt to overthrow; weaken

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Underscore

Emphasize

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Unequivocal

Clear; cannot be misunderstood

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Vector

Carrier (of disease, for example)

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Verbose

Wordy

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Whimsical

Fickle; changeable

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Wistful

Full of sadness and longing