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Flashcards in Vocab 1,741 - 1,760 Deck (20):
1

Ascertain

-- verb

1) to determine: to ascertain the facts.

2

Flabbergast

-- verb

1) to overcome with surprise/bewilderment.

3

Consonance

noun
1) accord/agreement/harmony: I would never say or do anything not in consonance with her standards.

4

Milquetoast

-- noun / adjective

1) a very timid/unassertive/spineless person: a milquetoast who's afraid to ask for a raise.

5

Peaceable

-- adjective

1) peaceful; tranquil: a peaceable person; a peaceable disposition.

6

Pantheon

-- noun

1) the place of the heroes or idols of any group or the heroes or idols themselves: to earn a place in the pantheon of American literature.

7

Would that _____ / Would that it were _____

-- subjunctive expression

1) I wish that:

Would that it were so simple.

Would that she were still alive.

Would that I were able to help you.

8

Criminogenic

-- adjective

1) producing/tending to produce crime/criminals: a criminogenic environment.

9

Discriminative

-- adjective

1) making fine distinctions; discerning; having or showing good judgment: the restaurant attracts discriminative customers.

10

Dais

-- noun

1) a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.

11

Despoliation

-- noun

1) the act of plundering.

12

Extrapolation

-- noun

1) an act of inferring an unknown from something that is known.

13

MacGyver

-- verb

1) to make or repair an object in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand: He MacGyvered a makeshift jack with a log.

14

Irretrievable

-- adjective

1) not capable of being retrieved / irrecoverable.

15

Intertwine

-- verb

1) to twine together.

Related forms
-- intertwinement, noun
-- intertwiningly, adverb

16

Circumscribed

-- verb

1) to draw a line around: to circumscribe a city on a map.

2) to enclose within bounds / limit / confine: Her social activities are circumscribed by school regulations.

17

Dissimulate

-- verb

1) to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.

18

Pursuant

-- adverb

1) according to: to do something pursuant to an agreement.

19

Apologia (A-poh-loh-gia)

-- noun

1) an apology, as in defense or justification of a belief, idea, etc.: Their reaction seemed almost instinctive and it echoed the GOP apologia for Romney.

20

Injunction

-- noun

1) a command/order/admonition: the injunction to baptize is attributed to Jesus.

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