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Flashcards in Vocab 3 Deck (20):
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Adamant

-Adj,: Refusing to be persuaded or change one's mind; obstinate; inflexible or unyielding

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Impasse

-N.: position or situation which no escape; Situation in which no progress is possible; deadlock

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Expatiate

-V. Be copious or detailed in description or discussion; To speak or write at length; to wander

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Fiat

-N. :an authoritative decree or order; order given by someone with authority; command

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Vituperation

-N.: Verbal abuse; Vilification; condemnation

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Factotum

-N.: An employee that has many responsibilities and jobs; handyman or servant

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Perspicacity

-N.: Ability to understand difficult subjects and have mental perception; keen insight

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Enervate

-V.: To deprive of force or strength; to make weak

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Vapid

-Adj.: without liveliness or spirit; dull or flat

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Vicarious

-Adj.: Experiencing through another person or something else; substitute experience; second hand experience

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Importune

-V.: to ask someone pressingly or persistently to do something for them

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Vacillate

-V.: Indecisive; to waver or sway in mind or opinion or movement

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Salient

-Adj.: Prominent or noticeable; jutting out or sticking out

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Vagary

-N.: Unpredictable or erratic actions; wild; whim; caprice

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Stolid

-Adj.: Not stirred easily; unemotional or calm

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Prodigious

-Adj.: Extrodinanary; wonderful or marvelous; awesome; remarkably great in size, degree of state

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Fatuous

-Adj.: Foolish; silly;

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Facetious

-Adj.: Joking in an inappropriate time; sarcastic

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Sardonic

-Adj.: characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical

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Abhor

-V.: to loathe or detest or hate