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Flashcards in Vocab 21-23 Deck (45):
1

kudos

the prestige/acclaim resulting from a noteworthy achievement/position

2

lackadaisical

lacking in spirit/energy/purpose
n: lackadaisicalness

3

legacy

somthing left in a will/handed down from the past

4

liability

debt/obligation; hindrance/handicap
adj: liable

5

libel

n: public statement that damages a person
v: to slander publicly
adj: libelous

6

litigation

legal action
n: litigant

7

lucid

clear and intelligible; mentally competent
n: lucidness

8

lucrative

profitable
n: lucrativeness

9

lurk

to sneak; to lie hidden/in wait

10

lush

luxuriant/plentiful/opulent/overripe
n: lushness

11

malapropism

unconcious/ludicrous misuse of a word

12

malice

desire to cause harm; deep-seated ill will
n: maliciousness

13

mammoth

n: extinct elephant; giant
adj: gigantic

14

mandatory

required
n: mandate

15

medium

means by which a goal is achieved/person through whom it is realized

16

mercenary

n: a hireling
adj: motivated solely by desire for material gain
n: mercenariness

17

moot

adj: unresolved
v: to bring up for discussion

18

morass

swamp/bog; confused/degrading situation that is hard to get out of

19

motley

n: multicolored clothes
adj: multicolored/diverse/varied
adj: mottled

20

mundane

worldly, humdrum, everyday
adv: mundanely

21

myriad

countless

22

narcissistic

dominated by an excessive love/admiration of oneself
n: narcissism

23

nebulous

hazy/vague

24

negligible

to small to be significant
n: negligibleness

25

nepotism

unwarranted favoritism to relatives/friends
n: nepotist

26

nomadic

wandering/roving
n: nomade

27

nominal

existing in name only; insignificantly small
n: nominalist

28

nostalgia

longing to return to a sentimentalized past
adj: nostalgic

29

novice

beginner
n: novitiate

30

nuance

slight/subtle variation

31

obscene

offensive
n: obscenity

32

obsequious

excessively submissive to another's wishes or ideas
n: obsequiousness

33

obsession

adj: obsessive

34

obsolete

no longer in use
n: obsoleteness

35

officious

excessively forward in offering unwanted help; meddlesome
n: officiousness

36

ominous

foreshadowing evil
n: ominousness

37

opportune

suitable/appropriate/timely
n: opportunity

38

ostensible

apparent/professed
adv: ostensibly

39

ostracize

to banish/exclude
n: ostracism

40

pandemonium

general disorder, confusion, noise
adj: pandemoniac

41

paradox

self-contradictory statement
adj: paradoxical

42

paraphrase

v: to restate
n: a restatement
adj: paraphrastic

43

parochial

located in/supported by a parish
restricted in scope/range; narrow/limited
n: parochialism

44

parody

n: a comic imitation
v: to imitate in a mocking way
n: parodist

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pensive

immersed in deep thought
n: pensiveness