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Flashcards in Vocab 1,481 - 1,500 Deck (20):
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Inglorious

-- adjective

1) shameful; disgraceful: inglorious retreat.

2

Erroneous

-- adjective

1) containing error/wrong: an erroneous answer.

3

Dispassionate

-- adjective

1) free from or unaffected by passion: a dispassionate critic.

4

Adjudicate

-- verb

1) to settle or determine judicially.

5

Askance

-- adverb

1) with suspicion/mistrust/disapproval: He looked askance at my offer.

6

Undulate

-- verb

1) to move with a wavelike motion (sine wave): The flag undulates in the breeze.

7

Fiefdom

-- noun

1) Anything, as an organization or real estate, owned or controlled by one dominant person or group.

8

Forestall

-- verb

1) to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance: to forestall a riot by deploying police.

9

Intercede

-- verb

1) to act or interpose on behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble: to intercede with the governor for a condemned man.

10

Misgiving

-- noun

1) a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.

11

Canonize

-- verb

1) to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.

12

Asunder

-- adverb

1) into separate parts/pieces: Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.

13

Covet

-- verb

1) to eagerly wish for or desire wrongfully without regard for the rights of others: to covet another's property.

14

Concatenate

-- verb / adjective

1) to link together; unite in a series or chain.

15

Tedium

-- noun

1) tediousness: A 3rd night in hospital for Kate tonight, but the tedium was relieved by a visit from her brother.

16

Bemuse

-- verb

1) to bewilder or confuse (someone).

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Shambolic

-- adjective

1) very disorganized/messy/confused: I’ve had a shambolic year, the worst ever.

18

Rivulet

-- noun

1.
a small stream; streamlet; brook.

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Disunity

-- noun

1) lack of unity or accord.

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Dissension

-- noun

1) strong disagreement or discord.

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