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Flashcards in Unit 2 Deck (35):
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Apocryphal

not genuine

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Diffident

lacking self-confidence; timid

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Tractable

obedient; pliable

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Convivial

sociable; festive

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Perturbation

disturbance; uneasiness

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Demarcation

boundary; division

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Esoteric

understood by a chosen few

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Squalid

filthy or unclean

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Meretricious

gaudy

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Opulence

gaudiness, extravagance

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Alacrity

cheerful and speedy willingness; eagerness

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Leniency

tolerance; mercy

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Maudlin

overly emotion; weepy

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Fulsome

offensively flattering or insincere

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Vicissitude

a change or variation

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Injunction

a command or order; court order

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Provincial

rural; unpolished

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Compunction

shame; guilt

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Soporific

inducing sleepiness or drowsiness

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Propensity

inclination; talent

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Surreptitious

secret and stealthy

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Equivocal

ambiguous; open to interpretation

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Dirge

mournful chant

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Indisposed

strongly hesitant

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Ephermeral

fleeting; temporary

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Winsome

charming, often in a childlike way

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Erudite

educated; knowledgeable

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Ambivalence

attitude of uncertainty; conflicting emotions

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Toady

a yes-man; a flatterer

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Intrepid

fearless; brave

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Trenchant

keen or incisive; forceful or effective

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Bellicose

war-like, hostile

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Congenial

agreeable

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Egregious

conspicuously bad or offensive

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Perfunctory

done routinely with little interest or care; indifferent