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Flashcards in Voca High Mark Deck (34):
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sweltering

(weather) hot

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misgivings

anxiety, nervous feelings

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ingenuous

innocent, naive

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acquiescent

agreeing in silence

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rowdy

violent, turbulent

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delectable

delicious, attrative

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subdued

feeling down

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demure

reserved, modest, shy
(women's attitude)

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perk

privilege, gratuity
enjoy perks of being a teacher.

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redeem

compensate for, make amends for
redeem a promise (keep a promise)
without a single redeeming trait (without any traits to compensate one's dismerits)

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secretive

cagey, covert, furtive
he was secretive about his private life.

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rudimentary

abecedarian, basic, elementary
rudimentary form
rudimentary knowledge

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tenuous

unconvincing, unsubstantiated, flimsy, shaky
thin > tenuous
tenuous link/connection between what they say and what they actually do.
tenuous to say that my koshary is better than the chef's
substantiate one's allegation - support one's position with evidence

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repulsive

hideous, vile, disgusting
repulsed by your argument

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vacillate

dither, shilly-shally, waver, change from one to another randomly
vacillate between hope and fear
vacillate in making a final decision to bomb the city.

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solicitous

attentive, caring
solicitous for her health
(care for, worry of her health)
solicitous to make dream come true.
(aspire)

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sneer

smirk, deride, scoff, snicker at, sneer at

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vindicate

clear of suspicion or blame
justify, absolve, acquit, exonerate, exculpate

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strenuous

arduous, labourious, demanding, gruelling, exacting, back-breaking

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haggle

bargain or dispute persistently
barter, dicker, and quibble, wrangle
(=\ nibble: eat with small bites)

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rapport

affinity, camaraderie
build up/establish/develop a rapport with

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streak

I'm on a winning streak (consecutive wins)
have a streak = winning or outstanding performance

tears streaking her face
a shooting star streaked across the sky.

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pompous

affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, and self-important
speak very seriously and formally (being solemn) in a belief of self-highness with pomp/splendor
haughty, ostentatious, portentous, conceited, supercilious, overbearing, sententious, grandiose

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versatile

adaptable, multipurpose
cupcake recipes are versatile.
versatile performer (talented in many different skills)

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succint

pithy (where pith=the white sponge part of the orange skin, the most important part)
laconic, terse, concise

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stranglehold

dominion, sway
supress freedom of movement or speach

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stronghold

sanctuary
place of security or survival
fortified place

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sordid

sleazy, despicable, vile, squalid, wretched, filthy, bad and dishonest, dirty from neglect or poverty

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appeasement

pacification, conciliation, buying off an agressor by concessions
appease: calm, subside, allay
that appeased my hunger.

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reproach

chide, reprimand
scood mildly and gently

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salvage

v. rescue
salvage a situation
salvaged from the fire
salvage a reputation

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fluke

luck
an accidentally successful stroke at billiards or pool
stroke of luck
serendipity

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kismet

fate, destiny, providence

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suffuse

spread over, fill
I'm suffused with happiness and gratitude.
saturate, permeate
the book is saturated with Hollywood.