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Flashcards in Units 6-10 Deck (50):
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appellation

n, name

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apposite

adj, strikingly appropriate and relevant

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apprise

v, to inform

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approbation

n, praise; approval

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appropriate

v, to take possession from one's own use; confiscate

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apropos

adj, relevant

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arbesque

n, ornate design featuring intertwined curves; a ballet position in which one leg is extended in back while the other supports the weight of the body

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archeology

n, the study of material evidence of past human life

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ardor

n, great emotion or passion

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arduous

adj, extremely difficult; laborious

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argot

n, a specialized vocabulary used by a group

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arrest

v, to stop; to seize

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artifact

n, item made by human craft

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artless

adj, guileless; natural

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ascetic, asceticism

n, one who practices self-denial adj, self-denying or austere n

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asperity

n, severity; harshness; irritability

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aspersion

n, slander; false rumor

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assiduous

adj, diligent; hard-working

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assuage

v, to make less severe

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astringent

adj, harsh; severe

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asylum

n, place of refuge or shelter

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atavism

n, in biology, the reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generation of absence; return of a trait after a period of absence

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attenuate

v, to weaken

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audacious

adj, bold; daring

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austere

adj, stern; unadorned

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autonomous

adj, self-governing; independent

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avarice

n, greed

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aver

v, to affirm; declare to be true

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avocation

n, secondary occupation

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avuncular

adj, like an uncle, benevolent and tolerant

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axiomatic

adj, taken for granted

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bacchanalian

adj, pertaining to riotous or drunken festivity; pertaining to revelry

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banal

adj, commonplace; trite

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banter

n, playful converstaion

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bard

n, poet

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bawdy

adj, obscene

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beatify, beatification

v, to sanctify; to bless; to ascribe a virtue to n

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bedizen

v, to dress in a vulgar, showy manner

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behemoth

n, huge creature; anything very large and powerful

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belie

v, to contradict; misrepresent; give a false impression

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beneficent

adj, kindly; doing good

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bifurcate, bifurcation

v, to divide into two parts n

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blandishment, blandish

n, flattery v, to coax with flatter

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blase

adj, bored because of the frequent indulgence; unconcerned

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bolster

v, to give a boost to; prop up; support

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bombastic

adj, pompous; using inflated language

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boorish

adj, rude; insensitive

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bovine

adj, cowlike

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brazen

adj, bold; shameless

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broach

v, to mention for the first time