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Flashcards in Vocab 1,041 - 1060 Deck (20):
1

Intone

-- verb

1) to utter in a singing voice.

2

Picaresque

-- adjective

1) relating to a style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero: a rowdy, picaresque "guys being guys" movie.

3

Functionary

-- noun

1) an official who functions in a specified capacity: civil servants, bureaucrats, and other functionaries.

4

Spuriosity

-- Noun

1) Something false, fake or illegitimate.

5

Tantamount

-- adjective

1) equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification: His angry speech was tantamount to a declaration of war.

6

Convivial

-- adjective

1) friendly and agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.

7

Sordid

-- adjective

1) morally ignoble, vile or squalid: sordid housing.

8

Aegis (ee-jis)

-- noun

1) protection, support or sponsorship: under the imperial aegis.

9

Circuitous (sir-kyoo-i-tus)

-- adjective

1) roundabout; not direct: a circuitous route or argument.

10

Decisional

-- Adjective

1) Of or pertaining to decisions.

11

Absquatulate

-- verb

1) to flee or abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.

12

Ebullient

-- adjective

1) high-spirited: The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.

13

Juridical

-- adjective

1) relating to law and the administration of justice.

14

Secretariat

-- noun

1) the officials or office entrusted with administrative duties, maintaining records, and overseeing or performing secretarial duties, especially for an international organization: the secretariat of the United Nations.

15

Ad valorem

-- adjective / adverb

1) in proportion to the value: Ad valorem tax.

16

Lexicon

-- noun, plural lexica

1) the vocabulary of a particular language/field/person/etc.

17

Mitigate

-- verb

1) to make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.

18

Par for the course

-- adjective

1) what is normal or expected in any given circumstances: given the high standards of the food, the prices seem par for the course.

19

Portent

-- noun

1) a sign or warning that something, especially something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happen: they believed that wild birds in the house were portents of death.

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Plangent

-- adjective

1) resounding loudly or reverberating as a bell.

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