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Flashcards in Unit 3 Lesson 1 Deck (66):
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malevolent

with harm to others

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canon

wise expression

2

mishap

accident

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adage

wise expression

3

pejorative

expressing disaproval

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calumniate

writing about someone badly

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anathema

curses

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contempt

make someone seem unimportant

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sedentary

sitting a lot

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supplant

replace

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savant

smart

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disrepute

discredit

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dally/dalliance

procrastinate

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boon

something beneficial

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displace

take place of/replace

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precept

wise expression

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misnomer

wrongly applied name

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dictum

wise expression

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beneficiary

inheritance/recieving benefits

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motto

wise expression

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demean

criticize/make unimportant

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misogamy

hating marriage

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aphroism

short expression, conveying wiseness

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haphazard

rambling/meandering

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jovial

cheerful

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slander

speak badly of

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benevolent

kind

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dilatory

delayer/slow to act

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preempt

taking action to prevent/replace

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malingerer

idling person

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defame

speak badly of

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vilify

speak badly of

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libel

write about someone badly

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denigrate

criticize/make unimportant

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opprobrium

public shame/disgrace - opprobrious

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misandrist

hating men

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malign

speak badly of

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nepotism

playing favorites

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convivial

cheerful

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misogynist

hating women

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hapless

unfortunate

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disparage

make someone seem unimportant

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debase

undermine

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malignant

deadly/harmful

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maxim

wise expression

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misconception

not understood correctly

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asperse

criticize someone

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malinger

procrastinate

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temporize

procrastinate

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miscreant

evil-doer

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belittle

make someone seem unimportant

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superficial

shallow

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malfeasance

misconduct/unlawful conduct

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polymath

person of great learning

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supercillious

arrogant/complacent

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supercede

to take place of

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calumny

writing about someone badly

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decry

publicly denounce

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axiom

wise expression

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ignominy

public shame

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malediction

saying evil/curses

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pundit

smart

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benefactor

person who does good

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misanthrope

hating people

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benediction

blessing

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scoundrel

evil doer