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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U13 Deck (20):
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v) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)

abet

2

v) to affirm, declare confidently

aver

3

adj) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense

blatant

4

v) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid;
n) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks

broach

5

v) to support, prop up, strengthen;
n) a supporting structure

buttress

6

n) a noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)

carousal

7

v) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose

collate

8

n) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts

connoisseur

9

adj) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation

disconsolate

10

v) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.;); to fill up, block up, hinder

encumber

11

v) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm

foment

12

adj) frightful, horrible, ghastly

grisly

13

adj) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength

herculean

14

adj) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless

impassive

15

adj) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

insuspicious

16

adj) unquestionable, beyond dispute

incontrovertible

17

adj, part) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss

nonplussed

18

adj) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time

oppportune

19

adj) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse

prolific

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n) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit

rejoinder