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Flashcards in Units 11-20 Deck (126):
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ebullience

lots of enthusiasm

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edification

enlighten; instruct

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egg

incite to action

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elite

best members of a group

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elocution

art of public speaking

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eloquent

expressive in speech, writing, or movement

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elucidate

make clear

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embroil

involve in argument; throw in disorder

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eminent

distinguished; skilled

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emphatic

forcibly expressive

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enmity

hostility

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escapade

an adventurous unconventional act

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eschew

to avoid or shun

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espouse

to adopt; support

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estrange

to alienate

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ethereal

very light; delicate

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evince

demonstrate clearly

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exalt

glorify

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exemplar

a model

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exodus

a mass departure

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exonerate

to free from accusation or blame

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expatriate

one who has taken up residence Ina foreign country

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extrude

to force out through a small opening

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fetter

to restrain; a shackle

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fiasco

complete failure

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forbearance

patience

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forebode

to predict

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forte

strong point

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forthright

straightforward; without hesitation

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frank

sincere; honest

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fray

brawl

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fusillade

rapid outburst or barrage

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gambit

take a risk for some advantage

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garner

muster

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gastronomy

art of good eating

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gradient

slope

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gravity

importance

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gregarious

sociable

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gullible

easily fooled

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hamper

hinder progress

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hearten

encourage

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hiatus

a break

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hierarchy

categorization of a group according to ability or status

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iconoclast

attacking cherished traditions

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idolatry

blind or excessive devotion

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idyllic

peaceful

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impair

weaken

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incessant

nonstop

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incontrovertible

indisputable

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indolence

laziness

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influx

mass incoming

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intrepid

bold; fearless

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inundate

flood; overwhelm

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inure

get used to something undesirable

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jaunt

short pleasant trip

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jetsam

cargo or equipment thrown overboard to lighten an imperiled vessel

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kindle

arouse or inspire

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kismet

fate

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lackadaisical

listless; nonchalance

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lambaste

to assault violently

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lampoon

light; good-hunkered satire

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languid

weak; lacking energy

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latent

present but inactive

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lithe

flexible

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logistics

management of the details of an operation

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maladroit

inept

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malaise

beginning of a sickness

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malice

intention to harm others

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malodor

a bad smell

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manifest

to make obvious

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maritime

concerned with navigation

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mawkish

excessively sentimental

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mete

to allot

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mogul

very rich or powerful person

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morass

difficult situation

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mottle

marked with spots

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nemesis

enemy that cannot be beaten

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nettle

irritate

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nocturnal

occurring at night

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nurture

to nourish; foster

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obtrude

obtrude one's ideas on others

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offal

waste parts

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officious

intrusive; eager in offering unwanted services

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onerous

burdensome

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opaque

unclear

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ostensible

appearing as such

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pacifist

opposer to violence

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palisade

extended cliff

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palliate

to mitigate

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palpable

capable of being felt

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panache

dashing elegance

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pandemic

widespread

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panorama

unbroken view of a wide area

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parable

simple story with a lesson

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dwell

to remain for a time

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imminent

impending

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prominent

famous; conspicuous

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vehement

forcefully expressive

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enhance

ameliorate

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flat

to remove the skin; blame severely

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gambol

frolic

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egregious

conspicuously evil

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heathen

nonbeliever in religion

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concession

to yield

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insolence

offensively bold

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redolent

fragrant

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flotsam

floating debris from wreckage

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manifesto

public declaration of one's beliefs

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fulsome; coy

flatter someone to the point of disgust

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panoply

covering all

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depravity

extreme wickedness

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deprecate

belittle; disapprove of

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protrude

extend beyond a surface

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exorbitant

unreasonably high

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exuberant

enthusiastic; lively

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forebear

ancestor

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maudlin

self-pitying and sentimental

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maverick

person who challenges an unjust government

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martinet

strict disciplinarian

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debunk

expose the falseness of

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divulge

make known

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caesura

pause in the middle of a poem

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serendipity

occurring by chance in a happy way

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salvo

simultaneous discharge of artillery

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immaculate

spotless

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verve

vigor and enthusiasm