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Flashcards in Vocab 1,281 - 1,300 Deck (20):
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Bombinate

-- verb

1) to make a humming or buzzing noise.

2

Foudroyant

-- adjective

1) sudden / striking as with lightning.

3

Métier (mey-tyey)

-- noun

1) a field of work or occupation.

4

Resplendent

-- adjective

1) shining brilliantly / gleaming / splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues.

5

Portmanteau

-- noun

1) a case or bag to carry clothing in while traveling, especially a leather trunk or suitcase that opens into two halves.

6

Gestalt

-- noun

1) a unified whole: an MC is more than the gestalt of his lyrics.

7

Befuddle

-- verb

1) to confuse: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises.

8

Referendum

-- noun

1) a vote on such a measure.

9

Anthology

-- noun

1) a collection of selected writings by one or various authors: an anthology of Elizabethan drama.

10

Caprice

-- noun

1) a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather: With the caprice of a despotic king, he alternated between kindness and cruelty.

11

Beguile

-- verb

1) to mislead / cheat / deceiving: I was beguiled of money.

12

Serrated

-- adjective

1) having sawlike teeth: the serrated blade of a bread knife.

13

Upheaval

-- noun

1) strong or violent change or disturbance: the upheaval of war.

14

Expound

-- verb

1) to explain in detail: to expound theories.

15

Vex

-- verb

1) to irritate / distress / plague: His noisy neighbors often vexed him.

16

Sprezzatura

-- noun

1) a certain nonchalance, designed to conceal whatever one does / says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.

17

Prevail

-- verb

1) to be widespread or to succeed: Silence prevailed along the funeral route.

18

Trifle

-- noun

1) a small quantity or amount of anything: She's still a trifle angry.

19

Profusion

-- noun

1) abundance.

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Thwart

-- verb

1) to oppose successfully.

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