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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U15 Deck (20):
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adj) firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible;
n) an extremely hard substance

adamant

2

n) a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or common that goes far beyond what is justified

brouhaha

3

n) a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense;
v) to provide such defense or protection

bulwark

4

adj) easily made angry, bad-tempered

choleric

5

v) to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit

cloy

6

v) to cut short, bring to a halt, or end sooner than expected; to reduce

curtail

7

n) courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior

deference

8

adj) conclusive, final, the limit of what can be done

definitive

9

n) the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien

demeanor

10

adj) puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood

enigmatic

11

adj, adv) without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done;
n) an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation

impromptu

12

adj) excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor

mawkish

13

v) to soften; to calm, allay (as an emotion); reduce in intensity

mollify

14

n) something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame

onus

15

n) a vague sense of approaching misfortune

presentiment

16

adj) given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant;
n) a person given to wild spending

profligate

17

v) to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), to forgive; to lessen, diminish; postpone, defer

remit

18

adj) needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable

requisite

19

adj) of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)

sartorial

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v) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate

thwart