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Flashcards in Vocab 13 Deck (22):
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Aver

To declare or affirm with confidence

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Blatant

Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous; Intentionally obvious

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Broach

To mention or bring up for the first time

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Buttress

Any prop or support meant to support or make stronger; (v.) To support or make stronger

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Carousal

A noisy and usually drunken feast or merrymaking

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Collate

To arrange in sequence; To compare in order to agree or disagree

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Connoisseur

An expert who is qualified for critically judging matters of the fine arts or taste

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Disconsolate

Hopelessly sad and beyond being cheered up

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Encumber

To burden or weigh down; To block or hinder

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Foment

To stir up trouble or instigate rebellion

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Grisly

Causing horror, fear, fright

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Herculean

Requiring great strength, like that of Hercules

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Impassive

Without emotion or feeling

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Inauspicious

Not favorable or lucky

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Incontrovertible

Impossible to dispute or question

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Magniloquent

Speaking in lofty and grandiose speech

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Nonplussed

In a state of perplexity, confusion, or bewilderment

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Opportune

Happening at an appropriate time; Suitable for a particular purpose

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Predilection

A partiality or liking of something; A preference

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Prolific

Producing abundant offspring or fruit or works

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Rejoinder

An answer to a reply; A response

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Abet

To support or encourage a wrongdoing