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Flashcards in Tkam Vocab 9-16 Deck (163):
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Ambrosia

A dessert of fruits, nuts, and coconuts

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Analogous

Similar

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Bawled

Cried out noisily

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Bluff

The broad, flat front of a cliff

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Catwalk

A narrow, elevated walkway

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Changelings

A child secretly put in the place of another

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Compensation

To pay for something or to make up for something

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Constituted

Made up

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Croon

To sing a low, gentle tone

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Deportment

Behaviour

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Dim

Unclear, not strong

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Fanatic

A person whose enthusiasm, interest, zeal goes beyond what is reasonable

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Gallantly

Politely, in the manner of a gentleman

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Gastric

In or near the stomach

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Gravitate

To be pulled in the direction of something or someone

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Guilelessness

Not crafty or cunning

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Harboured

To hold in the mind

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Hookah

An oriental tobacco pipe

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Impaired

Damaged, weakened

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Ingenuous

Simple, innocent

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Innate

A natural part of something else

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Inordinately

Too much or too many

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Invectives

Abusive terms or swears

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Jar

Shake up, disturb

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Jetty

A type of wall buildt out onto water to protect currents

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Mortify

Humiliate, embarrass

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nocturnal

nightly

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obstreperous

noisy and unruly

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porter

a person who carries luggage

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obsess

greatly preoccupy

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ringworm

contagious skin disease

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still

an apparatus for making liquors

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subdued

soothed, made less intense

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tarried

delayed, waited

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Nocturnal

Nightly

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Obsess

Greatly preoccupy

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Obstreperous

Noisy and unruly

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Pantry

Small closet in the kitchen to store foodstuffs

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Porter

A person who carries luggage

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Provocation

To provoke someone (to excite)

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Ringworm

A contagious skin disease

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Still

An apparatus for making liquors

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Subdued

Soothed or softened

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Tarried

Delayed, waited

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Tentatively

To be hesitant or unsure

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Trosseau

The new clothes a bride brings to her marriage

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tentatively

hesitant or unsure

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trousseau

the new clothes a bride brings to her marriage

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uncompromising lineaments

unchanging characteristics

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wary

to be cautious

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window's walk

a platform with a rail around it on the roof of a house (balcony)

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yankees

natives of northern states

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alist

tilted to one side

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articulate

able to speak and express oneself

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bout

fight

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corncribs

small structure used to store corn

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erratically

strangely, different than normal

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feeble

weak, frail

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inconspicuous

to not attract attention

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jew's harp

a small musical instrument

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mad dog

a dog infected with a disease

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mausoleum

large tomb structure

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providence

the care of God

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rudiments

principles, elements, subjects to be learned

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tartly

sharply

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apoplectic

paralysis, stroke symptoms

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arbor

an outdoor area shaded by trees

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bedecked

adorned, covered

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calomel

a laxative, cure for intestinal worms

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camellia

a shrub with evergreen leaves and roses

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camisole

a woman's sleeveless undergarment

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decreed

made an official order

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degradation

a state of low honour or moral character

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dog-trot-hall

a covered passageway between two parts of a building (hallway)

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escapade

reckless prank

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essence

fundamental nature, most important quality

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interdict

prohibition, restraint

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livid

pale, lead coloured or red

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oppressive

overbearing, hard to put up with

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palliation

lessening of pain or stress

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passé

old fashioned

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philippic

a bitter verbal attack

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plate

dentures, dental plate

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propensities

inclinations or tendencies

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reconnaissance

examination

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rectitude

uprightness of character

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tirade

a long angry speech

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umbrage

offense

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undulated

to move in a wavy manner

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viscous

sticky

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asafoetida

strong smelling substance made from parsley-like plant, used in folk medicine

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austere

stern and severe

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boded

continued

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church

ban someone, usually temporarily, from church

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clad

dressed

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contemptuously

to treat a person as if they are unworthy or beneath one's dignity

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contentious

always ready to argue

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denunciation

to strongly disapprove or condemn something

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diligently

industriously, in a hard working manner

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dispelled

driven away

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ecclesiastical impedimenta

items used during a church service

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frivolous

silly, not serious

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garish

showy, very bright or gaudy

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habiliments

outfits, clothing

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inconsistent

not in agreement, incompatible

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indignantly

angrily

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lilac talcum

lilac scented talcum powder

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rotogravure print

a process of printing pictures

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snuff

a preparation of powdered tobacco, sniffed through the nose

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tapeworm

a parasite that can live in a person's intestines

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voile

a thin, cotton-like fabric

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caste system

class distinctions based on birth, wealth, etc

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curtness

to be brief and short to the point of being rude

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devoid

completely without

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flighty

foolish, irresponsible

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myopic

abnormal eye condition, nearsightedness

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obliquely

indirectly

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prerogative

exclusive right or privilege

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shinny

slang term for liquor

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sluggish

lacking energy, lazy

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soberly

seriously

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spun

to tell a story in a creative way

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tactful

to say the right things to a person to not be offensive

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tight

drunk

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antagonize

oppose, make angry

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bushel

unit of measurement equal to 32 quarts

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erosion

gradual wearing away

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infallible

never wrong

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manacles

handcuffs

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neat

unmixed with anything

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taut

tightly stretched

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acquiescence

agreement without protest

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affliction

a condition

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aggregation

group, gathering

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begrudge

to fell resentment or disapproval for a person

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ecclesiastical

church-like

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façade

the front of a building

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futility

being ineffective or useless

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impassive

showing no emotion

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linotype

a typesetting machine used in publishing

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ominous

threatening, sinister

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shinnied up

drunk

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stifle

hold back, suppress

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succinct

clear and brief

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uncouth

crude, unmannerly

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venerable

impressive on account of age or historic associations

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venue

the place a jury is selected and case is tried

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affirmed

firmly declared or stated

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akimbo

hands on hips and elbows bent outwards

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circuit solicitor

a lawyer who travels to different locations to prosecute in trials

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dispel

drive away

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eccentricities

oddities, unconventionalities

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elucidate

explain

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fey

strange, eccentric

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formidable

impressive

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inhabitants

residents

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khaki

a strong twilled cloth of beige color

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Mennonites

members of an Anabaptist Christian sect. favour plain clothes and living

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profane

not connected with religion or religious matters

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ruddy

reddish

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Scripture

The Bible

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subpoena

a written legal order directing a person to appear in court to give testimony

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sundry

various