Unit 4 Bonus Flashcards

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Besmirch

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To make dirty or tarnish; to defile the reputation of someone

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2
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Celibate

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Not sexually active or married

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3
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Debacle

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A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat

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4
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Demeanor

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The way in which a person behaves

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5
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Facetious

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Numerous, not meant seriously; sarcastic

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6
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Fortuitous

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Happening by chance or accident; lucky

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7
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Hedonism

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Pursuit or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of senses

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8
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Imperative

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Something that requires attention or action; absolutely necessary, critically important

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9
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Obloquy

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Abusively detracting language or utterance

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10
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Perfunctory

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Performed as routine without interest or care

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Quasi-

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Resembling in some manner but not actually; partly, somewhat, or to some degree

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12
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Recapitulate

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To repeat again or to sum up the main points

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13
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Sacrosanct

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Regarded as sacred and inviolable

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14
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Sadistic

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The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty

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15
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Baroque

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Extravagantly and excessively decorated or ornamented

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