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Flashcards in Units 51-55 Deck (50):
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miscellany

n, mixture of writings on various subjects

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miscreant

n, villain; criminal

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misogynist

n, one who hates women

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mitigate, mitigation

v, to cause to become less harsh, severe, or painful; alleviate
n, the act of reducing the severity or painfulness of something

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mnemonic, Mneumonics

adj, related to memory; assisting memory
n, a system that develops and improves the memory

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modicum

n, limited quantity

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mmollify

v, to soothe

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moonolithic

adj, solid and uniform; constituting a single, unified whole

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morose

adj, ill-humored; sullen

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motley

adj, many colored; made up of many parts

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multifarious

adj, diverse

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mundane

adj, worldly as opposed to spiritual; concerned with the ordinary

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necromancy

n, black magic

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negate

v, to cancel out; nullify

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neologism

n, new word or expression

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neophyte

n, novice; beginner

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nexus

n, a means of connection; a connected group or series; a center

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nonplussed

adj, bewildered

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nostalgia, nostalgic

n, sentimental longing for a past time
adj

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nostrum

n, medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness; supposed cure

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nugatory

adj, trifling; invalid

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obdurate

adj, stubborn

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obsequious

adj, overly submissive

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obsequy

n, funeral ceremony (often used in the plural)

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obviate

v, to make unnecessary; to anticipate and prevent

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occlude

v, to shut; block

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occult

adj, relating to practices connected with supernatural phenomena

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odyssey

n, a long, adventurous voyage; a quest

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officious

adj, too helpful; meddlesome

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olfactory

adj, concerning the sense of smell

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olgarchy

n, form of government in which power belongs to only a few leaders

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onerous

adj, burdensome

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onomatopoeia

n, formation or use of words that imitate sounds of the actions they refer to

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opprobrium

n, disgrace; contempt

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ornithologist

n, scientist who studies birds

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oscillate

v, to move back and forth

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ostentatious

adj, showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious

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overweening

adj, presumptuous; arrogant; overbearing

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paean

n, song of joy or triumph; a fervent expression of joy

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paleontology, paleontologist

n, study of past geological eras through fossil remains
n, an expert in the field of paleontology

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pallid

adj, lacking color or liveliness

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panegyric

n, elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise

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paragon

n, model of excellence or perfection

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partisan

adj, one-sided; committed to a party, group, or cause; prejudiced

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pathological, pathology, pathos

adj, departing from normal condition
n
n, a quality that causes a feeling of pity or sorrow

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patois

n, a regional dialect; nonstandard speech; jargon

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paucity

n, scarcity

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pedantic, pedant

adj, showing off learning
n, an uninspired, boring academic

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pellucid

adj, transparent; translucent; easily understood

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penchant

n, inclination