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Flashcards in Vocab 1,421 - 1,440 Deck (20):
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Absurd

-- adjective

1) obviously senseless/illogical/untrue.

2

Copacetic

-- adjective

1) in good order

3

Ambulatory

-- adjective

1) of/relating to/capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside.

4

Dulcinea

-- noun

1) a ladylove; sweetheart.

5

Embonpoint (French: ahn-bawn-pwan)

-- noun

1) excessive plumpness; stoutness.

6

Gaucherie

-- noun

1) lack of social grace or crudeness

7

Erudition

-- noun

1) knowledge acquired by study, research, etc. / scholarship

8

Gormless

-- adjective

1) lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.

9

Unanimous

-- adjective

1) of one mind / in complete agreement

10

Problematics

-- noun (plural)

1) the uncertainties or difficulties inherent in a situation or plan.

11

Acclimatize

-- verb

1) To acclimate: they acclimatized themselves before ascending Everest.

12

De rigueur

-- adjective

1) strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion: There was a time when facial hair was de rigueur on Wall Street.

13

Enigma

-- noun

1) a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence/situation/person/thing: To me he has always been an enigma, one minute completely insensitive, the next moved to tears.

14

Obscure

-- adjective / verb

1) ambiguous / vague / uncertain: an obscure sentence in the contract.

15

Snide

-- adjective

1) derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner: He made snide remarks about his boss.

16

Rabble

-- noun

1) the lower classes / common people: The nobility held the rabble in complete contempt.

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Dullard

-- noun

1) a stupid, insensitive person.

18

Contusion

-- noun

1) bruise / an injury where the flesh is injured but the skin is not broken.

19

Metanoia

-- noun

1) a profound, usually spiritual, transformation or conversion.

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Hypnagogic

-- adjective

1) of / relating to / inducing drowsiness.

inducing drowsiness.

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