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Flashcards in The Sound and the Fury Vocab Deck (50):
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reducto absurdum

prove something by showing that its opposite is foolish or impossible

2

obverse

a counterpart or complement

3

impervious

incapable of being penetrated

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ubiquitous

everywhere

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spurious

false

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approbation

praise or approval

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peripatetic

travelling on foot

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canaille

riffraff

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fecundity

fertility or productivity

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niggardly

miserly

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chimaera

wild imagination or fancy

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vortex

whirlpool

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acrimony

bitterness

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cupola

domed roof

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myriad

a vast number

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apotheosis

a glorified example

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blackguard

scoundrel

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desiccate

to dry out

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mote

speck

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nefarious

infamous because of extreme wickedness

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supine

lying on one's back

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sublimate

to transform

23

chicanery

trickery

24

fice dog

small mongrel

25

hant

ghost

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chary

wary or cautious

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timorous

timid

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nether

under or lower

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moribund

about to die

30

somnolent

sleepy

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patina

surface sheen

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querulous

complaining or grumbling

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alacrity

cheerful willingness

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sibilant

producing hissing sounds

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unction

balm or oil

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reft

deprived

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immure

to imprison

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implacable

unappeasable

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succubus

evil spirit or demon

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scudding

skimming or wind-driven

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retrograde

inverted or reversed

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corscations

sparklings or glitterings

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immolation

sacrifice

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abnegation

giving up of one's rights

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annealment

strengthening or hardening

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exhume

to remove from a grave

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peremptory

imperative or dictatorial

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abject

wretched or hopeless

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hiatus

a gap or interruption

50

claymore

sword