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Flashcards in Vocab 1,781 - 1,800 Deck (20):
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Coalesce

-- verb

1) to unite so as to form one mass/community/etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.

2

Avuncular

-- adjective

1) characteristic of an uncle: He gives off the avuncular air of a kindly head master.

3

Triage

-- noun

1) the determination of priorities for action: She began her workday with a triage of emails.

4

Meritorious

-- adjective

1) praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service.

5

Facetious

-- adjective

1) not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.

6

Ancillary

-- adjective

1) auxiliary / assisting: Slides, records, and other ancillaries can be used with the basic textbook.

7

Polemicist

-- noun

1) a person who engages in controversial debate: a brilliant polemicist with an independent critical mind.

8

Recuse

-- verb

1) to reject as disqualified to act, typically because of interest or bias.

9

Invertebrate

-- adjective

1) lacking a backbone / without strength of character: He has shown himself to be an invertebrate leader.

10

Dissimulation

-- verb

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

11

Predecessor

-- noun

1) a person who precedes another in an office, position, etc.: The new monument in the park is more beautiful than its predecessor.

12

Gall

-- verb

1) to vex or irritate greatly: His arrogant manner galls me.

13

Fatalistic

-- noun

1) the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable: Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.

14

Percipient

-- adjective

1) having perception / discerning / discriminating: a percipient choice of wines.

15

Tabula rasa

-- noun

1) a blank slate / a mind not yet affected by experiences, impressions, etc.

16

Dragoon

-- verb

1) to force by oppressive measures / coerce: The authorities dragooned the peasants into leaving their farms.

17

Rebarbative

-- adjective

1) causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion.

18

Indescribable

-- adjective

1) too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable confusion.

19

Periodicity

-- noun

1) the character of being periodic.: The periodicity of the seasons allows two or three harvests per year.

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Revivify

-- verb

1) to revive / restore to life / give new life to: We are looking for ways to revivify the city's economy.

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