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Flashcards in Units 36-40 Deck (50):
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gainsay

v, to deny; dispute; oppose

2

gambol

v, to frolic; leap playfully n, frolicking about

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garrulous

adj, very talkative; wordy

4

gauche

adj, coarse and uncouth; clumsy

5

geniality, genial

n, cheerfulness; kindliness; sociability adj, having a pleasant or friendly disposition

6

gerrymander

v, to divide an area into voting districts in a way that favors a political party

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glib

adj, fluent in an insincere way; offhand

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goad

v, to prod; urge on

9

gossamer

adj, sheer; light and delicate, like cobwebs

10

gouge

v, to tear out; scoop out; overcharge

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grandiloquent

adj, pompous; combastic

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aregarious

adj, sociable

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grouse

v, to complain n

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guileless, guile

adj, free of cunning or deceit; artless n, deception or trickery

15

guise

n, outward appearance; false appearance; pretense

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gullible

adj, easily decieved

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gustatory

adj, affecting the sense of taste

18

halcyon

adj, calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

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hallowed

adj, holy; sacred

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harangue

n, long, pompous speech; tirade

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harrowing

adj, extremely distressing; terrifying

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harbivorous

adj, relating to a herbivore, an animal that feeds mainly on plants

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hermetic

adj, tightly sealed; magical

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heterodox

adj, unorthodox; not widely accepted

25

hieroglyphics

n, a system of writing in which pictorial symbols represent meaning or sounds; writing or symbols that are difficult to decipher; the symbols used in advanced mathematics

26

hirsute

adj, covered with hair

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histrionic, histronics

adj, relating to exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect; theoretical arts or performances n, emotional behavior done for effect

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homeostasis

n, automatic maintenance by an organism of normal temperature, chemical balance, etc. within inself

29

homily

n, sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; platitude

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homogeneous

adj, composed of identical parts; uniform in composition

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hyperbole

n, a purposeful exaggeration for effect

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iconoclastic

adj, attacking cherished traditions

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idolatry

n, idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

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igneous

adj, produced by fire; volcanic

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imbroglio

n, complicated situation; an entanglement

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immutable, immutablilty

adj, unchangeable n

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impair

v, to damage; injure

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impassive

adj, showing no emotion

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impecunious

adj, poor; having no money

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impede

v, to hinder; block

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impermeable

adj, impossible to penetrate

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imperturable

adj, not easily disturbed

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impervious

adj, impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

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impinge

v, to strike; encroach

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implacable

adj, inflexible; incapable of being pleased

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implausible

adj, unlikely; unbelievable

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implicit, implication

adj, implied; understood but not stated n, what is hinted at or suggested

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implode, implosion

v, collapse inward violently n

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imprecation

n, curse

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impute

v, to relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the fault to; assign a characteristic