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Flashcards in Vocab #13-15 Deck (48):
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Abnormal

Not normal

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Bleak

Bare, desolate

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Consecutive

Following one another in uninterrupted order, successive

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Doughty

Strong, strength if character
Bold

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Efface

To wipe out, to clean by time, to do away with

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Ennui

Exhaustion, wearisome

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Foretell

To tell beforehand, predict

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Gauntlet

Long leather glove, organized system of doing something

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Heterodox

Somebody who goes against an established routine

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Incongruous

Not going well together

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Licentious

Lascivious, acting like a slut, immoral

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Mitigate

To lessen in severity, force, intensity

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Modicum

Small amount

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Myriad

A lot

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Thwart

To block, push to the side

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Transient

Temporal, quick , something that doesn't last long

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Baleful

Deadly, something that will cause harm, vindictive

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Demise

Death of something, to pass on something

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Euphoria

State of happiness and self-confidence

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Futile

Pointless, ineffective

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Hackneyed

Something that loses its affect because of overuse

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Latent

Present but not visible

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Malingerer

Person who feigns illness to avoid work

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Nefarious

Extremely wicked or villainous, evil

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Obese

Overweight, corpulent

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Pithy

Something that is short, but has meaning
Full of vigor

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Surreptitious

Done by stealthy, secret

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Testimony

Statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, declaration of truth

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Tonic

Liquid/medicine that strengthens and invigorates

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Tourniquet

Any device to constrict the blood flow

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Tractable

Obedient, easy to manage, docile, malleable

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Uncouth

Something that doesn't happen all the time, unusual, unmannerly

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Aptitude

Being good at something
Talent, intelligence

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Astral

Stellar, star-shaped

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Conversant

Familiar by use or study
Well versed in something

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Diction

Style of speaking or writing

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Ellipsis

Three dots (...) that indicate an omission in text

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Humdrum

Boring, dull, monotone

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Irony

Use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

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Misanthrope

Hater of humankind

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Nominal

In name only
Small amount

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Omniscient

Knowing all things

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Osier

Dried willow sticks used to make furniture

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Porous

Full of pores

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Prevalent

Widespread, having superiority

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Saturate

To soak

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Sere

Dry, withered

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Usury

The lending of money at an exorbitant interest