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Flashcards in Vocab 1,161 - 1,180 Deck (20):
1

Espial

-- noun

1) the act of spying.

2

Millieu

-- noun

1) a person's social environment: he grew up in a military milieu.

3

Libel

-- noun / verb

1) defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.

4

Laudatory

-- adjective

1) containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.

5

Vacuity

-- noun

1) the state of being vacuous or without contents: the vacuity of the open sea.

6

Posthumous (Pos-chu-mous)

-- adjective

1) arising/occurring after one's death: a posthumous award for bravery.

7

Effectuate

-- verb

1) to bring about; effect.

8

Eponymous

-- adjective

1) giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.

9

A votre santé

-- phrase

1) Cheers! (in french)

10

Furlough

-- noun

1) a temporary layoff from work: Many plant workers have been forced to go on furlough.

11

Apprehension

-- noun

1) anticipation of adversity or misfortune.

12

Hoisted by my own petard

-- phrase

1) Injured by my own attack

13

Antecedent

-- adjective

1) preceding; prior: an antecedent event.

14

Obverse

-- noun

1) the side of a coin, medal, flag, etc., that bears the principal design (opposed to reverse ).

15

Panglossian

-- adjective

1) characterized by/given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.

16

Sibylline

-- adjective

1) prophetic or oracular.

17

Balk (at)

-- verb

1) to stop and refuse to proceed or to do something specified: He balked at making the speech.

18

Cognitive dissonance

-- noun

1) the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

19

Bandy

-- verb

1) to go back and forth: to bandy blows. to bandy words.

20

Indubitable

-- adjective

1) that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.

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