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Flashcards in Units 8-10 Deck (24):
1

asylum

an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety

2

dross

refuse, waste products

3

flippant

lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy

4

liability

a debt; something disadvantageous

5

pugnacious

quarrelsome, fond of fighting

6

remunerate

to reward, pay, reimburse

7

sparse

meager, scant; scattered

8

candid

frank, sincere; impartial; unposed

9

envoy

a representative or messenger (as of government)

10

feign

to pretend

11

expedient

a means to an end; advantageous, useful

12

incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical

13

prognosis

a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation

14

repugnant

offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

15

scuttle

to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily; scurry; a pail

16

adept

thoroughly skilled; an expert

17

aspire

to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend

18

chide

to blame; scold

19

diminutive

small, smaller than most others of the same type

20

extemporaneous

made or delivered on the spur of the moment.

21

languid

drooping, without energy, sluggish

22

obtrusive

foreword; undesirably prominent; thrust out

23

preamble

an introduction to a speech or piece of writing

24

slipshod

untidy in dress, personal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy.