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Flashcards in Unit 15 Deck (20):
1

ignominy

public disgrace

2

circumvent

to surround and trap by cleverness

3

malingering

to pretend to be sick to escape work or duty

4

aspersions

damaging, false remark

5

remonstrate

to object or protest

6

prognosis

a forecast

7

adjured

to command or charge someone

8

abscond

to run away

9

maligned

evil, malicious

10

ethereal

very light and airy

11

extort

to obtain by threats or force

12

reprisals

injury done for injury received

13

elicit

to draw out;evoke

14

taciturn

not fond of speaking ; quiet

15

fiascos

a complete or ridiculous failure

16

biennial

occurring every two years

17

emaciate

to make unnaturally thin

18

longevity

long life

19

capricious

tending to change quickly without apparent reason

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equivocal

having two or more meanings