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Flashcards in Verbal Reasoning Practice Set 2 Deck (45):
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Anecdotal

an account that is not necessarily true or reliable

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Nominal

of relating to, existing in name only

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Ostentatious

characterized by vulgar or pretentious display

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Orotund

pompous pretentious or imposing

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Dilapidation

cause something to fall into ruin

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Depilation

to remove hair from

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Sanguine

optimistic or positive in bad situations

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Radiance

light or heat, great happiness

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Torrid

very hot and dry

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August

respected and impressive

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Harbinger

something that announces the approach of another

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Effigy

a sculpture of model of a person

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Cosseted

care for or protect in an overindulgent way

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Inundated

Overwhelm or flood

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Quaff

drink something heartily (usually alcoholic)

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Imbibing

Drink (usually alcohol) or absorb

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Obviate

remove, avoid, prevent

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Soberly

serious, sensible, solemn

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Solemn

dignified

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Dogged

having or showing tenacity or grim persistence

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Conflagration

big fire that destroys a lot

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Contention

a heated disagreement or an assertion

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Squall

a loud cry, a harsh gust of wind

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Rubicon

a point of no return

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Jaunty

having or expressing a cheerful confident manner

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Pithy

concise and forcefully expressed

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Slipshod

person or work characterized by lack of care

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Parsimonious

unwilling to spend money or resource, stingy, frugal

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Avaricious

showing extreme greed for wealth

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Covetous

showing a desire to possess something (usually something that belongs to someone else)

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Penurious

extremely poor

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Rapacious

aggressively greedy or grasping

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Vituperated

blame or insult

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Arduous

involving or requiring strenuous effort

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Interminable

endless

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Picayune

petty and/or worthless

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Paltry

petty

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Infinitesimal

extremely small

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Consummate

showing a high degree of skill or flair, to make perfect

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Abatement

ending, reduction, or lessening of something

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Ebbing

gradually lessen or reduce, movement of tide out to sea

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Acquiesced

accept something reluctantly but without protest

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Capitulated

surrender, cease to resist and unwanted demand

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Averred

to state or assert a case, allege

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Opined

state as one'a opinion