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Flashcards in Vocab 4 Deck (20):
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alliance

n. a joining together for some common purpose //s= pact, league, coalition // a=rift, split

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bewilder

v. to puzzle completely, confuse // s=perplex, confound // a= set straight, enlighten

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buffoon

n. a clown, a coarse, stupid person // s= jester, dunce

4

controversial

adj. arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement // s=arguable, at issue

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dishearten

v. to discourage // s= demoralize, dispirit // a=encourage, hearten

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fruitless

adj. not producing the desired results, unsuccessful // s- useless, vain, unproductive // a=productive, effective

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hostile

adj. unfriendly, unfavorable, warlike, aggressive // a = friendly, cordial

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flammable

adj. easily set on fire, easily angered or aroused // s= excitable // a= fire-resistant, calm

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inflict

v. to give or cause something unpleasant, impose // s= deal out, visit upon // a=suffer, undergo, sustain

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malignant

adj. deadly, extremely harmful, evil, spiteful, malicious // s=wicked, malevolent // a= wholesome, beneficial

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mortify

v. to hurt someone's feelings deeply, to cause embarrassment or humiliation, to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering // s=embarrass, abash

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orthodox

adj. in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things // s= traditional, standard, customary // a= unusual, unconventional, heretical

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procure

v. to obtain through special effort, to bring about // s= gain, achieve

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scurry

v. to run quickly, scamper, hurry // s= rush, dash, scramble // a= trudge, plod, creep, crawl

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sodden

adj, soaked with liquid or moisture, expressionless, dull, spiritless, listless // s= waterlogged, saturated // a=parched, arid

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spirited

adj. full of life and vigor, courageous // s= lively, animated, gallant // a= lifeless, dull

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virtual

adj. having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name, so close as to be equivalent to the real thing // s= functioning as

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void

adj. completely empty, having no legal force or effect // n. empty or unfilled space // v. to cancel or nullify // s (adj.) = invalid, vacant, bare // a(adj) = in effect, teeming with; a (v.) confirm

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wayward

adj. disobedient, willful, unpredictable, capricious // s= insubordinate, rebellious, perverse // a= docile, well-behaved, predictable

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wince

v. to draw back suddenly as though in pain or fear //n. the act of drawing back in pain or fear // s(v.)= flinch, shudder