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Flashcards in Vocab 5 Deck (15):
1

din

a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise.

2

edict

a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority

3

indiscretion

behavior or speech that is indiscreet or displays a lack of good judgment.

4

perquisites

a thing regarded as a special right or privilege enjoyed as a result of one's position.

5

sepulcher

a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried.

6

suppliant

a person making a humble plea to someone in power or authority.

7

tumult

a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.

8

marauding

going about in search of things to steal or people to attack.

9

admonish

warn or reprimand someone firmly.

10

akimbo

with hands on the hips and elbows turned outward.

11

lassitude

a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.

12

licentious

promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.

13

muse

a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

14

pecuniary

of, relating to, or consisting of money.

15

plight

a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.