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Flashcards in Vocab 12-13 Deck (24):
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Appalling

Terrible

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Astute

Smart

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Austere

Plain and simple

3

Bulwark

Defensive walls

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Cacophony

Harsh sounds

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Caucus

Meeting of a political party

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Commode

Spacious, roomy

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Criterion

Standard of judgment

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Dearth

A lack of

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Grandiloquent ( grand elephant )

Big, flashy

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Incongruous ( in congress )

Doesn't fit in

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Lassitude ( lazy dude )

Fatigue, laziness

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Claimant ( claim ant )

Someone who claims something

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Archaic ( cake )

Ancient

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Cloister ( oyster )

Small secluded place

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Engulf ( gulf )

To surround

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Defamed ( rename )

To ruin someone reputation

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Feigned ( insane)

To pretend

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Girth ( birth )

Distance around something

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Idiosyncrasy ( sink crazy )

A behavioral quirk

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Infamy ( in family )

An evil reputation

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Irascible ( wrestle bulls )

Easily angered

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Lieu ( brew )

Instead of

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Masticate ( mast ate )

To chew