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Flashcards in Vocab 11-13 Deck (45):
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connoisseur

someone w/ informed/discriminating judgement

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consensus

general agreement

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construe

to analyze/explain/interpret/ understand
adj: construable
n: mis/construction

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consummate

adj: complete/perfect to the highest degree
v: to bring to completion/perfection
n: consummation
adv: consummately

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copious

large in number/quantity, full
n: copiousness, copiosity
adv: copiously

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corpulent

adj: fat and bulky
n: corpulence, corpulency

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corroborate

v: to confirm the truth/accuracy of
n: corroboration, corroborator
adj: corroborative, corroboratory

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counsel

n: advice secured through consultation; an adviser
v: to advise/recommend
n: counselor

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credibility

the ability to inspire belief/trust
n: credibleness
adj: credible

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criterion

n: standard/principle on which to base a judgement/decision

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crucial

adj: of supreme importance
adv: crucially

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culpable

adj: at fault/blameworthy
n: culpability, culpableness, culprit

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cursory

adj: hasty/superficial
n: cursoriness
adv: cursorily

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curtail

v: to shorten/reduce
n: curtailment

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cynical

adj: inclined to doubt, bitter
n: cynic, cynicism
adv: cynically

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dapper

adj: neatly/stylishly dressed
adv: dapperly

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defect

n: flaw/shortcoming
v: to desert ones country/cause for another
n: defectiveness, defection, defector
adj: defective

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defer

v: to put off/postpone; to yield to the wishes/judgements of another
n: deferment, deferral, deference
adj: deferential, deferent

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dejected

adj: in very low spirits
n: dejection
v: deject
adv: dejectedly

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delete

v: to strike out/remove
n: deletion

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delineate

v: to portray/describe in detail
n: delineation/delineator

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delinquent

adj: neglectful of duty/obligation, overdue
n: person who fails to perform a duty/ an offender
n: delinquency

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delude

v: to mislead/decieve
n: deluder, delusion
adj: deluded, delusive, delusory

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demure

adj: modest and reserved
n: demureness
adv: demurely

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denouement

n: outcome/solution of complex sequence of events

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desultory

adj: haphazard/random/shifting from one thing to another
n: desultoriness
adv: desultorily

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deviate

v: to move away from, esp what is considered right
n: a person who differs from what is accepted as normal/proper
n: deviation, deviator
adj: deviant

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devoid

adj: empty

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devout

adj: deeply religious/earnest/sincere
v: devote
n: devoutness, devotion, devotee
adj: devoted, devotional
adv: devoutly

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dexterous

adj: clever
n: dexterity, dexterousness
adv: dexterously

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dilapidated

adj: fallen into disrepair
v: dilapidate
n: dilapidation

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dilatory

adj: inclined to put things off
n: dilatoriness
adv: dilatorily

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diligent

adj: hardworking
n: diligence
adv: diligently

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dire

adj: dreadful/bleak/urgent
adj: direful
n: direness, direfulness
adv: direly, direfully

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discomfit

v: to defeat/frustruate/confuse/perplex
n: discomfiture

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discourse

n: lengthy discussion
v: to talk about/discuss at length
adj: discursive

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discriminate

v: to distinguish btwn two+ things; to behave unfairly toward a person/group bc of prejudice
n: discrimination
adj: discriminating, discriminatory, indiscriminate

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disparage

v: to speak slightingly of/undervalue
n: disparagement
adj: disparaging
adv: disparagingly

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disparity

n: difference/inequality
adj: disparate

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distraught

adj: deeply distressed

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divulge

v: to make known
n: divulgence

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docile

adj: easy to manage
n: docility
adv: dociley

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dormant

inactive
n: dormancy

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drastic

adj: violently forceful, extreme
adv: drastically

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duplicity

n: deliberate deception
adj: duplicitous