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Flashcards in Vocab 16-18 Deck (45):
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exodus

n: a departure, usually by a lot of people

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exotic

adj: foreign

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expedient

adj: advantageous to one's interest/purpose
n: an emergency course of action/means to an end
adj: expedient

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exploit

v: to use to the greatest possible advantage
n: a brilliant/heroic deed
n: exploitation

5

expound

v: to explain in detail
adj: expository
n: exposition

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fabricate

v: to assemble/construct; to make up w/ the intention of deceiving
n: fabrication

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facetious

adj: not meant seriously; playful/humorous
n: facetiousness

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facsimile

n: an exact copy
adj: reproduced exactly

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fallacy

n: faulty reasoning; a false/mistaken notion

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fathom

n: unit of length (abt 6 ft)
v: to understand
adj: fathomable

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fatuous

adj: unconsciously foolish/stupid/absurd
n: fatuity, fatuousness

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feasible

adj: possible; doable/workable
adj: unfeasible
n: feasibility

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feign

v: to pretend/give a false appearance of
adj: feigned n: feint

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felicitous

adj: agreeably suited to the purpose/occasion
n: felicitousness

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fetish

n: an object believed to have magical powers; an object of excessive attention/reverence

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fiasco

n: complete failure

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fickle

adj: likely to change for no reason; inconsistent
n: fickleness

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filch

v: to steal slyly

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finess

n: skill/delicacy in doing something/handling a situation
v: to accomplish by subtle/skillful maneuvering

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flagrant

adj: extremely and deliberately conspicuous; glaring
n: flagrance

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flaunt

v: to show off

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flout

v: to treat openly w/ scorn/contempt

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fluctuate

v: to change continually from one position to another

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foible

n: a minor, often amusing, fault/weakness in character

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forestall

v: to secure an advantage/prevent a loss by previous action

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formidable

adj: arousing fear/admiration bc of size/superiority; difficult to do bc the size of the job involved

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fortuitous

adj: occurring by chance/accident

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frugal

adj: thrifty/economical in the use of money; involving little expense
n: frugality

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fulsom

adj: excessive, and thus, offensive to good taste/obviously insincere
n: fulsomeness

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futile

adj: incapable of producing desired result
n: futility

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gape

v: to stare openmouthed in amazement
n: gap

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garble

v: to distort so much that it is unintelligible

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gloat

v: to regard w/ excessive/malicious satisfaction

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goad

n: anything that spurs a person on
v: to drive/urge on

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graphic

adj: visual/relating to a drawn representation; vivid/given a clear picture
n: graph

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gratuitous

adj: freely given; uncalled-for/unjustified
n: gratuitousness

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gregarious

adj: social/sociable
n: gregariousness

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grimace

n: a twisted facial expression
v: to contort the features of the face

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grope

v: to feel around uncertainly for

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grueling

adj: extremely demanding/exhaustin

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gruesome

adj: causing great shock/horror
n: gruesomeness

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gullible

adj: easily cheated/deceived
n: gullibility

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haggard

adj: worn/exhausted
n: haggardness

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harangue

n: long public address/writing designed to arouse feelings/spur audience into action
v: to deliver a harangue

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harbinger

n: a forerunner
v: to herald the approach of