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Flashcards in Vocab 781 - 800 Deck (20):
1

Decolletage

-- noun

1) a low-cut neckline or a woman's garment with a low neck

2

Odontoid

-- adjective

1) of or resembling a tooth.

3

Repertoire

-- noun

1) the entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation: a magician's repertoire.

4

Pearlescent

-- adjective

1) having an iridescent luster resembling that of pearl: healthy skin with a pearlescent glow.

5

Baleful

-- adjective

1) pernicious.

6

Efficacy

-- noun

1) capacity for producing a desired result or effect: a remedy of great efficacy.

7

Slubber

-- verb

1) to perform hastily or carelessly.

8

Crapehanger

-- adjective

1) a pessimist.

9

Sinistral

-- adjective

1) Left-handed or pertaining to the left side.

10

Comeuppance

-- noun

1) a deserved & unpleasant outcome: He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.

11

Hoyden

-- noun

1) a boisterous girl.

12

Boisterous

-- adjective

1) rowdy: the sound of boisterous laughter.

13

Indict (in-dayt)

-- verb

1) to charge with an offense or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; castigate; criticize: The grand jury indicted him for murder.

14

Faux pas

-- noun, plural faux

1) an embarrassing social blunder.

15

Sophistry

-- noun, plural sophistries.

1) a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning. a false argument.

16

Sophisticate

-- noun

1) a sophisticated person.

17

Beleaguered

-- verb

1) to be surrounded with troubles or by opposing military forces.

18

Overture

-- noun

1) an opening proposal, offer or move of some kind: overtures of peace. a shy man who rarely made overtures of friendship.

19

Nostomania

-- noun

1) an irresistible compulsion to return home.

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Frigorific

-- adjective

1) causing or producing cold.

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