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Flashcards in vocab 4 peters Deck (20):
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abominate

to regard with intense aversion or loathing; dislike

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antithesis

exact opposite; contrast

3

aplomb

assurance, poise, confidence

4

charlatan

a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge, or skill

5

convivial

fond of good company, social, lively, sociable

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desultory

passing from one thing to another in an aimless, way disconnected, disorderly, haphazard

7

eclectic

material generated from different sources, ideas and styles

8

effervescent

lively, highly-spirited, vivacious

9

enamored

filled with love and desire; captivate

10

evamescent

tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke, impression or appearance quickly fading or fleeting

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ignominious

shameful, disgraceful, humiliating

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ineptitude

unskilled, wrong in a foolish and awkward way

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insipid

lacking flavor, tasteless; not exciting; dull and lifeless

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juxtapose

placing side by side in order to compare or contrast

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machiavellian

elaborately cunning, scheming, deceitful, unscrupulous, trick people into what you want them to do

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moot

open to discussion or argument

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philistine

a person regarded as smugly narrow and conventional in views, tastes, lacking in or indifferent to culture

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synthesis

putting together of parts or elements as to form a whole, combining, merging

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urbane

polite and courteous in a smooth, polished way: refined and suave

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vegetate

to live an uneventful or monotonous life, to spend time lazily or passively