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Flashcards in Units 13-15 Deck (23):
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Ad infinitum

endlessly

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bona fide

genuine, sincere

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congenial

getting on well

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sordid

wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish

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untenable

not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain

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versatile

able to do many things well; capable of many uses

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wane

to lose size, strength, or power

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debacle

an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure

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exonerate

to clear from charge or accusation

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glib

ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless insincere.

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haphazard

by chance, not planned; lacking order

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pallor

an extreme or unnatural paleness

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precipitous

very steep

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profuse

very abundant

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actuate

to move to action; to impel

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boorish

rude, unrefined; clumsy

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brunt

the main impact, force, or burden

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dormant

inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping

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harangue

to deliver a loud, ranting speech; a loud speech

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knave

a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow

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legion

a large military force; any large group or number; many numerous

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spurn

to refuse with scorn, disdain

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subterfuge

an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something