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Flashcards in Vocab 2 U8 Deck (20):
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adj) stinging, bitter in temper or tone

acrimonious

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adj) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

bovine

3

n) dismay, confusion

consternation

4

adj) fat; having a large, bulky body

corpulent

5

v) to deny responsibility for or connection with

disavow

6

adj) impartial; calm, free from emotion

dispassionate

7

n) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

dissention

8

v) to cause to disappear; scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

dissipate

9

v) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

expurgate

10

n) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

gauntlet

11

adj) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

hypothetical

12

adj) mean, low, base

ignoble

13

v) to call into question; to attack as false

impugn

14

adj) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

intemperate

15

n) a hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from a hateful conduct

odium

16

n) faithlessness, treachery

perfidy

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v) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

relegate

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adj) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

squeamish

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adj) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

subservient

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adj) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

susceptible