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Flashcards in Unit 6 Deck (35):
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Fatuous

self-deluded; foolish

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Judicious

practical; sensible

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Enormity

atrocity

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Circumspect

cautious

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torpid

apathetic or inactive

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Mercenary

greedy; hired soldier

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Obdurate

hardened against influence or feeling

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Overture

a first offer or proposal; an instrumental introduction to a work

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Travesty

a grotesque imitation; parody

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Felicitous

appropriate

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Trifling

worthless; insignificant

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Effusive

talkative; gushy

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Affected

pretentious, phony

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Vituperative

harshly reproachful; abusive

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Imitable

capable of being copied

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Pacific

of a peaceful nature' tranquil

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Platitude

cliche, commonplace

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Opaque

impenetrable to light; dull

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Stultify

to drain of energy or enthusiasm; to make a fool of

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Inquisitor

a cruel questioner

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Cognizant

aware, alert

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Cosmopolitan

sophisticated; worldy

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Saccharine

overly sweet, overly emotional

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Phlegmatic

having a calm, stolid temperament; unemotional

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Lackadaisical

unenthusiastic; lazy

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Nefarious

extremely wicked

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Glower

(angry) glare; grimace

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Inimical

adverse; hostile

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Hidebound

stubbornly narrow-minded; inflexible

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Burgeon

to sprout or flourish

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Placate

appease; pacify

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Lissome

agile; limber

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Cosset

coddle

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Maxim

a short, pithy saying; a proverb

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Enfranchise

to grant the rights of citizenship