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Flashcards in Unit 7 Vocab Deck (20):
1

severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

austere

2

performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

beneficent

3

pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

cadaverous

4

to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

concoct

5

coarse, unfeeling; stupid

crass

6

to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

debase

7

to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

desecrate

8

to confuse; to disturb the composure of

disconcert

9

grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

grandiose

10

trifling, unimportant

inconsequential

11

a breaking of law or obligation

infraction

12

to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

mitigate

13

to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; the act of looting; booty

pillage

14

to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

prate

15

very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette

punctilious

16

inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

redoubtable

17

to find fault with, scold, rebuke

reprove

18

the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

restitution

19

strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

stalwart

20

open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

vulnerable