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Flashcards in Unit 9 Vocab Deck (20):
1

to make less in amount, degree, etc; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit

abate

2

praise or flattery that is excessive

adulation

3

an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation

anathema(often used adjectivally without the article)

4

shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom

astute

5

a greedy desire, particularly for wealth

avarice

6

deserving blame, worthy of condemnation

culpable

7

tending to delay or procrastinate; not prompt; intended to delay or postpone

dilatory

8

conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)

egregious

9

to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous

equivocate

10

vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

evanescent

11

unable to make up one's mind, hesitating

irresolute

12

cloudlike, resembling as cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct

nebulous

13

one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience

novice(also used adjectivally)

14

extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

penury

15

done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; ambitious

pretentious

16

to review a series of facts; to sum up

recapitulate

17

to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence

resuscitate

18

untidy, dirty, careless

slovenly

19

something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

supposition

20

inactive, sluggish, dull

torpid