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Flashcards in Vocab 4-5 Deck (20):
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anomaly

derivation from what is normal/expected

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apathy

lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

3

appall

to fill w/ intense horror/fear/dismay

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apprehend

to arrest or take into custody
to perceive or understand the meaning of
to look forward to w/ fear/anxiety

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arbitrary

subject to/determined by one's judgement; random

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arbitrate

to act as an impartial judge is a dispute
to settle

7

array

to line up; to dress up
imposing grouping, rich/pretty attire

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articulate

to pronounce distinctly/express well w/ words

9

askew

out of line/position
disapprovingly, scornfully

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assimilate

to absorb fully/make one's own
to adapt fully/make like

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astute

keen of mind and judgement, cunning

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asylum

an institution that cares for mentally unbalanced/aged/homeless people
any place offering protection/security
protection against a legal/social penalty

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atone

to make up for/repent

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atrocity

savagely cruel/brutal/inhuman deed, monstrosity

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atrophy

n: a failure to develop normally; wasting away or decile
v: to waste away

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attrition

gradual wearing down/weakening of resistance resulting from constant pressure
gradual (often natural) decrease in size/strength/number

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augment

to make greater, to become greater

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augur

n: someone who can forecast future
v: to predict/foretell future

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austere

rigidly severe; severely simple/bare

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authentic

genuine, trustworthy