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Flashcards in Vocab 1,101 - 1,120 Deck (20):
1

Perplexed

-- adjective

1) bewildered; puzzled: a perplexed state of mind.

2

Grievance

-- noun

1) a wrong considered as grounds for complaint: Inequitable taxation is the chief grievance.

3

Persona non grata

-- noun, plural personae non gratae

1) a person who is not welcome: He has become persona non grata in our club since his angry outburst.

4

Carte blanch

-- noun, plural cartes blanches

1) unconditional authority; full discretionary power: The government appears to have given the military carte blanche in Afghanistan.

5

Fratricide

-- noun

1) a person who kills his or her brother.

6

Retrench

-- verb

1) to economize; reduce expenses: They retrenched by eliminating half of the workers.

7

Ominous

-- adjective

1) portending evil or harm: an ominous bank of dark clouds.

8

Fidelity

-- noun

1) Loyalty: a servant's fidelity.

9

Periphery

-- noun

1) the external boundary of any surface or area.

10

Galvanize

-- verb

1) to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.

11

Amity

-- noun

1) friendship; peaceful harmony.

12

Spector

-- noun

1) Ghost or apparition.

13

Apparition

-- noun

1) Ghost or spector.

14

Ambidextrous

-- adjective

1) able to use both hands equally well: an ambidextrous surgeon.

15

Sedentary

-- adjective

1) characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: a sedentary occupation.

16

Force magnifier

-- noun

1) Something or some action that have increased the force available to a hypothetical person or group.

17

Ascribe

-- verb

1) to attribute; impute: The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians.

18

Clarion call

-- noun

1) an urgent call to action; inspiration to act.

19

Inane

-- adjective

1) lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions.

20

Kismet

-- noun

1) fate or destiny.

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