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Flashcards in vocab 14 Deck (16):
1

decipher

to convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary language

2

dissect

to cut in order to study

3

enigma

Anything that is puzzling, mysterious or hard to figure out

4

infallible

incapable of making an error; never wrong

5

irrepressible

incapable of being controlled or held back

6

luminous

giving off light

clear or easy to understand

7

millennium

a period of thousand years

8

mire

an area of wet, swampy ground

9

pestilence

a rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease

10

stagnate

to fail to develop, change, or move

11

sublime

great or noble in expression, thought, or manner

12

vie

to compete for, as in a contest

13

voluminous

having great bulk or volume

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congenial

getting along with others

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ineffectual

not bringing about the desire result, futile

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bonus word n

nonconformity

someone doesn't fit in