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Flashcards in Vocab 1,121 - 1,140 Deck (20):
1

Mythologize

-- verb

1) make mythical or explain as a myth.

2

Belie

-- verb
1) to misrepresent: The newspaper belied the facts.

3

Quandary

-- noun

1) a dilemma or state of perplexity/uncertainty.

4

Glib

-- adjective

1) readily yet thoughtlessly fluent or insincerely: a glib talker. glib answers.

5

Namby Pamby

-- adjective

1) weak or indecisive: namby-pamby handling of juvenile offenders.

6

Terse

-- adjective

1) brief, pithy or abruptly concise.

7

Astronomical

-- adjective

1) enormous: It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.

8

Auspices

-- noun

1) support or sponsorship: under the auspices of the Department of Education.

9

Capitulate

-- verb

1) to give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.

10

Pillory

-- verb

1) to expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse: The candidate mercilessly pilloried his opponent.

11

Mettle

-- noun

1) courage; spirit: a man of mettle.

12

Enormitude

-- noun

1) Greatness of size, scope, extent, or influence: The enormitude of such an act of generosity is staggering.

13

Reprisal

-- noun

1) retaliation against an enemy, for injuries received.

14

Regicide

-- noun

1) the killing of a king.

15

Albatross

-- noun

1) a seemingly inescapable encumbrance: an albatross of a marriage.

16

Metropole

-- noun

1) the parent state of a colony.

17

Urbane

-- adjective

1) reflecting elegance & sophistication: an urbane manner.

18

Depraved

-- adjective

1) corrupt, wicked, or perverted.

19

Disintermediate

-- verb

1) to eliminate the middleman.

20

Elocution

-- noun

1) manner of speaking or reading aloud in public: The actor's elocution is faultless.

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