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Flashcards in Test 3 Deck (56):
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Abashed

Ashamed or sorry

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Annihilated

Wiped out

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Anomalies

Oddities; things that don't fit the pattern

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Antipodes

Places on opposite sides of the globe

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Apprehension

Worry; nervousness

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Arduous

Hard and difficult

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Articulate

Able to express something well in words

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Assuage

To make less

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Auspicious

Fortunate,

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Avuncular

Acting like an uncle; kindly

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Axiom

Something that is taken to be true; basic idea that can't be questioned

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Bellicose

Aggressive

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Benign

Kindly

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Bereft of

Without; deprived of

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Bifurcation

Division into two

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Blatantly

Obviously

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Chided

Scolded

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Clairvoyant

Able to see into future/ another dimension

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Coddled

Overprotected; kept warm

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Comely

Attractive

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Complacent

Smug; over-confident

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Convivial

Sociable and friendly

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Cornucopia

literally a horn filled with fruits, symbol of plenty

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Cosmopolitan

Composed of various nationalities

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Deferential

Showing respect

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Deterrent

Something that puts one off; preventive

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Dichotomies

Divisions into two parts

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Diffident

Shy;hesitant

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Docile

Placid; easily lead

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Fathom

1. (v.) work out, understand
2. (n.) measure of depth

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Funerary

Concerned with funerals

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Galvanized

1. stirred into action, stimulated
2. coated with zinc

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Grandiose

Exaggerated; too great; on a grand scale

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Haughty

Arrogant

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Levity

Lack of seriousness; humor

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Mellifluous

Pleasant-sounding

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Miscreants

Wrong-doers

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Ousted

Pushed out of a position

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Panacea

Remedy of all ills

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Perusal

Careful reading

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Presumptuous

Assuming too much; arrogant

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Profiteer

Someone who seeks to make unjustified profits

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Qualification

Something added to modify an opinion

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Reticent

Shy; Unwilling to reveal information

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Reverential

Showing respect

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Sanctimonious

Hypercritically holy; making a pretense of religious feelings

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Stoic

Brave; Able to tolerate whatever life throws at you

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Symbiotic

Mutually advantageous; close relationship

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Syncopated

With strongly accented rhythm

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Tacit

Unspoken; Understood even though not spoken in words

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Taunted

Teased; mocked

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Temperate

Mild; moderate

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Unqualified

Without hesitation; complete and total

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Unrelenting

Never giving up; non-stop

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Unwarranted

Unjustified

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Watershed

1. area between two river basins
2. turning point