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Flashcards in Unit 8 Deck (35):
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Bludgeon

to hit as with a short, heavy club

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Dissension

disagreement

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Duress

threats, violence, or force used to compel one to action

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Vie

to strive for superiority; to contend

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Celerity

swiftness

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Assimilation

act of blending in, becoming similar

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Opportune

occurring at an advantageous time

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Bombastic

using elaborate but meaningless leanguage

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Pinnacle

the highest point; peak

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Inculcate

instill; teach

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Cambol

to skip about playfully; to frolic

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fete

a huge party

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Sanguine

hopeful; optimistic

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Iridescent

brilliantly colorful

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Dearth

deficiency or lack

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Obtuse

lacking quickness of perception or intellect; blunt

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Cadence

rhythm, in music or poetry

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Conjecture

guess, speculate

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tacit

not spoken; implied

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Hector

to bully; harass

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Atrophy

to waste away, wither from disuse

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Dross

trash

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Inflammable

capable of being burned

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Behemoth

huge creature

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Asylum

sanctuary, refuge

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Awry

crooked, askew, amiss

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Conduit

duct

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Artifact

historical relic, item made by human craft

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Insurrection

revolt; mutiny

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ponderous

heavy and slow

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Salubrious

favorable to health; wholesome

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Lurid

horrible; gruesome

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Impute

to assign to; to attribute

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Effete

worn-out; sterile

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Corpulence

obesity