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Flashcards in Vocab 1,361 - 1,380 Deck (20):
1

Edict

-- noun

1) a decree/command by a sovereign authority.

2

Revenant

-- noun

1) a person who has returned from a long absence.

3

Apprise

-- verb

1) inform: to be apprised of the death of an old friend.

4

Full-court press

-- noun

1) a vigorous attack or offensive.

5

Purloin

-- verb

1) to steal / pilfer.

6

Stare decisis

-- noun

1) legal doctrine that rules / principles of law on which a court rested a previous decision are authoritative in all future cases in which the facts are substantially the same: However, under the doctrine stare decisis, the decision led to the overruling of the original decision made by Justice Young.

7

Careen

-- verb

1) to lean / sway /tip to one side while in motion: The car careened around the corner.

8

Catatonic

-- adjective

1) appearing to be in a daze or stupor; unresponsive: She had the catatonic expression of an avant-garde model.

Related forms
-- catatonically, adverb

9

Exsanguinate

-- verb

1) to drain of blood.

10

Contrition

-- noun

1) sincere penitence or remorse.

11

Perforce

-- adverb

1) of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance: The story must perforce be true.

12

Afield

-- adverb

1) off the mark: His criticism was totally afield.

13

Chagrin

-- noun / verb

1) vexation marked by disappointment or humiliation: Much to my chagrin, the work was not complete.

2) to vex by disappointment or humiliation: The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.

14

Disjointed

-- adjective

1) disconnected or incoherent: a disjointed discourse.

15

Reproach

-- noun / verb

1) disgrace / discredit / blame: to bring reproach on one's family.

2) to blame or upbraid: He was reproached for his bad behavior.

16

Bespectacled

-- adjective

1) wearing eyeglasses.

17

Plaintive

-- adjective

1) expressing sorrow or melancholy / mournful: a plaintive melody.

18

Moribund

-- adjective

1) not progressing / stagnant / near death: a moribund political party.

19

Hermitage (er-mi-tahzh)

-- noun

1) a secluded residence / retreat / hideaway.

20

Obtuse

-- adjective

1) not quick/alert in perception/intellect.

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