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Flashcards in Vocab 3 Deck (104):
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abet

encourage

2

abjure

to giv up something. renounce. withdraw. recant

3

abstemoius

frugal. somber. self restrained

4

accede

to agree with. yeild sucumb.

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acquiesce

to giv into. to agree with. to accede

6

acrid

strong smelling. biting harsh.

7

adamant

hard. stubborn

8

affable

friendly. easy going amiable.

9

agile

nimble. quick, (hint) agility training

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alleviate

to lessen. to make easier

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alooof

stand away from

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ambiguous

not clear. obscure. (hint) ambi= both sides

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ameliorate

ancient. obsolete. arcgaic hint (ante=before)

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antithesis

the opposite hint (anti=against)

15

apex

the top highest point. pinnacle

16

apocryphal

fake. counterfeit

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ardor

passion. strong desire

18

assuage

to ease. to appese. calm.

19

astute

acute. shrewd. sly

20

autocrat

ruler. dictator hint (crat= has to do with power)

21

avuncular

characteristic of an uncle. advisor

22

bellicose

war-like hint belli=war

23

benefactor

donor of something good hint bene=good

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benighted

unaware. backwards.

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benign

not harmful hint bene=good

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blatant

obvious. done on purpose hint blantant disrespect

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blithe

happy. carefree

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boon

gift. advantage

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breach

a gap or break

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cacophony

din. noise

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candid

frank. honest hint candid camera

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capitulate

surrender

33

chaff

banter. joke.

34

circumlocution

beating around the bush. hints circum= around luqu=talk

35

cogent

convincing. persuassive

36

colloquial

casual. common. familiar

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concur

agree with

38

console

soothe. comfort

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copious

abundant. ample

40

corporeal

actual. physical. fleshy

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counterfeit

fake

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credulous

believable hint cred= believe

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defer

postpone. put off

44

dexterous

skilled with hands

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dilemma

an obstacle

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diminutive

small

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discreet

sensible. careful.

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discrete

detached. distinct. seperate

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divulge

to tell

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dormant

resting. stunted in growth or action

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dross

commonplace. dregs. scum

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edible

able to b eaten

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egress

an exit. doorway. passage out

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elegy

poem. monolougue

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engender

breed

56

enmity

hatred anger

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equivocate

to lie by using ambigious language

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evoke

summon call

59

extinct

gone. dead

60

facile

easy

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fallacy

false idea

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feign

pretend. hint feign an injury

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frugal

not wasteful with $

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fulsome

copious offensive. sickening

65

garrulous

loquacious

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gregarious

loud. friendly. outgoing

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guile

deciet

68

hamper

hinfer. get in the way of

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haughty

arrogaunt

70

heinous

terrible. so cruel

71

hew

carve. chop

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immmaculte

spotless

73

impair

afflict. blemish

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impede

block

75

inane

daft. dumb

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incite

agitate

77

incredulous

not believable hint cred= believe in=not

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indelible

permanent

79

indolent

lazy

80

innocuous

harmless

81

intrepid

bold, audacious

82

ire

anger

83

jocular

cheerful. hunourous

84

jubliant

happy. joyful

85

laudable

deserving

86

lax

loose. not strict

87

lexicon

dictionary

88

lithe

agile. flexible

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lucid

clear

90

malcontent

disgruntled. grounchy hint mal=bad

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meander

amble. ramble. drift

92

mendicant

beggar. pauper

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mettle

courage. bravery

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mimic

copy. mock

95

mollify

calm. appease

96

morose

melancholy

97

mundane

ordinary

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noisome

having an offesive odor

99

obdurate

firm. stubborn

100

oblique

askew. angled

101

obstreperous

loud. defiant

102

odious

evil

103

opulent

luxurious

104

ostracize

banish cut off from others