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Flashcards in Vocab 1,141 - 1,160 Deck (20):
1

Exasperate

-- verb

1) to irritate extremely: He was exasperated by the senseless delays.

2

Prudent

-- adjective

1) wise or judicious in practical affairs: a prudent decision.

3

Expropriation

-- verb

1) to take possession of something from a private owner: The government expropriated the land for a recreation area.

4

Recompense

-- noun / verb

1) compensation, as for an injury/wrong/etc.: to make recompense for the loss one's carelessness has caused.

5

Mightn't

1) contraction of might not: Mightn't we have some champagne?

6

Vapid

-- adjective

1) dull/tedious/without liveliness: a vapid party; vapid conversation.

7

Glum

-- adjective

1) sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.

8

Noblesse Oblige

-- noun

1) the moral obligation of those of high birth to act with honor, kindliness, generosity, etc.

9

Enmesh

-- verb

1) to catch or entangle: He was enmeshed by financial difficulties.

10

Commiserate

-- verb

1) to empathize with: They commiserated with him over the loss of his job.

11

De Minimis

-- adjective

1) so small or minimal that it does not matter or the law does not take it into consideration: Tax is not payable on amounts below the de minimis limit of $100 per year.

12

Frangible

-- adjective

1) easily broken/breakable: Most frangible toys are not suitable for young children.

13

Coriaceous

-- adjective

1) of or like leather.

14

Tremulous

-- adjective

1) timid; timorous; fearful.

15

Convive (Kon-Veev)

-- noun

1) an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker.

16

Kakistocracy

-- noun

1) a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

17

Oneiric

-- adjective

1) of or relating to dreams.

18

Cognoscenti (Kon-yuh-shen-ti)

-- plural noun

1) persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field.

19

Divulgate

-- verb

1) to make publicly known; publish.

Related forms
-- divulgatory, adjective

20

Parvenu

-- noun

1) a person who has recently acquired wealth/importance but has not yet developed the conventionally appropriate manners/dress/surroundings/etc.

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