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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U14 Deck (20):
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adj) willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; willing to follow advice or authority; liable to be held responsible

amendable

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v) to scold sharply

berate

3

n) a large-scale slaughter or loss of life

carnage

4

adj) too ready to believe, easily deceived

credulous

5

n) a rule, test; a standard for judgement or evaluation

criterion

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v) to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly

deplete

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v) to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely

expatiate

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adj) coming from outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant

extraneous

9

n) the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.

inception

10

n) a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)

infirmity

11

adj) lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile

jejune

12

adj) stubborn, unyielding

obdurate

13

n) a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent

potpourri

14

adj) showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)

precocious

15

adj) delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel

sadistic

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adj) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy

sententious

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v) to beg earnestly and humbly

supplicate

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n) an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust;
v) to feed or supply to anything to excess

surfeit

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adj) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

tortuous

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adj) swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive language

turgid