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Flashcards in Vocab 251-275 Deck (25):
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Metamorphosis

A transformation, as by magic; a marked change in appearance or function

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Prestige

Fame or importance nased on reputation or achievements

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Duplicity

Deception; deceitfulness; double-dealing

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Peruse

To read carefully

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Disabuse

To free from error or falsehood

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Transcribe

To copy over, usually into a different form

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Somber

Dark and gloomy or dull

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Debunk

To expose the falsehood of

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Staunch

Strongly loyal

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Mortify

To humiliate; to fill with embarrassment

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Blunder

To move carelessly; such a movement; a significant error

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Putrid

In a foul state, as of decaying flesh; rotten

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Illicit

Unlawful; improper

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Mortif

A recurring subject or theme, especially in a work of art or literature

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Scrupulous

Conscientious and exact; having principles

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Ruse

An action or device intended to decieve

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Lineaments

Any of the features of the body, usually the face

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Derelict

Deserted, abandoned; neglectful of a duty; a homeless person

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Cynical

Distrusting others from a sense that everyone's motives are selfish

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Ingrate

An ungrateful person

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Caveat

A warning

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Compound

A building or group of building enclosed by a barrier

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Apprehension

Worry or unease

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Banal

Dull or stale; commonplace

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Rustic

Of or living in the country