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Flashcards in Vocab 1,401 - 1,420 Deck (20):
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Complect

-- verb

1) to interweave or intertwine.

2

Agonist

-- noun

1) a person torn by inner conflict, especially the protagonist in a literary work.

3

Proficient

-- noun

1) an expert.

4

Doppelgänger

-- noun

1) a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.

5

Cull

-- verb

1) to choose/select/pick.

6

Smug

-- adjective

1) contentedly confident of one's ability/superiority/correctness/etc.

7

Palpable

-- adjective

1) plainly seen/heard/perceived, obvious/evident: a palpable lie; palpable absurdity.

8

Pretention

-- noun

1) a claim to dignity/importance/merit/etc: They laughed at my pretensions to superior judgment.

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Dubious

-- adjective

1) doubtful; marked by doubt: a dubious reply.

10

Predation

-- noun

1) predatory behavior/the act of plundering or robbing.

11

Bilious

-- adjective

1) extremely unpleasant/distasteful: a long scarf of bright, bilious green.

12

Vocable

-- noun

1) a word or something capable of being spoken

13

Temerarious

-- adjective

1) reckless/rash.

14

Inquisite

-- verb

1) to inquire into/investigate

15

Comportment

-- noun

1) personal conduct/demeanor/behavior.

16

Divergent

-- adjective

1) diverging; differing; deviating.

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Hubris

-- noun

1) arrogance

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Exponents

-- noun

1) a person or thing that expounds/explains/interprets: Lincoln is an exponent of American democracy.

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Posterity

-- noun

1) future generations collectively: Judgment of this age must be left to posterity.

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Deplore

-- verb

1) to lament strongly: to deplore the present state of morality.

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