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Flashcards in Vocab 1,181 - 1,200 Deck (20):
1

Straw man

-- noun

1) a sham argument set up to be defeated.

2

Fortnight

-- noun

1) two weeks.

3

Laud

-- verb

1) to praise; extol.

4

Patina

-- noun

1) a beautiful green incrustation produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze.

5

Veritable

-- adjective

1) being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.

6

Acerbic

-- adjective

1) sour or astringent in taste: Lemon juice is acerbic.

Related forms
-- acerbity, noun

7

Alabaster

-- noun

1) a white and translucent material used for ornamental objects.

8

Countervail

-- verb

1) to counteract with equal power.

9

Locus

-- noun, plural loci (loh-sahy)

1) a center of activities or power: locus of control.

10

Pedagogy (Pe-da-go-jee)

-- noun

1) the function, art or methods of teaching.

11

Probative

-- adjective

1) serving or designed for testing or trial.

12

Slugabed

-- noun

1) a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising.

13

Hortatory

-- adjective

1) urging to some course of conduct or action; encouraging: a hortatory speech.

14

Inconnu

-- noun

1) a person who is unknown; stranger.

15

Saporific

-- adjective

1) producing or imparting flavor or taste.

16

Logophile

-- noun

1) a lover of words.

17

Penetralia

-- noun (plural)

1) the innermost/most private/secret parts of a place or thing.

18

Gratulation

-- noun

1) a feeling or expression of joy.

19

Proffer

verb / noun

1) offer or proposal.

20

Cantankerous

-- adjective

1) disagreeable to deal with or argumentative.

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