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Flashcards in Vocab 861 - 880 Deck (20):
1

Astir

-- adjective

1) moving or stirring: The field was astir with small animals, birds, and insects.

2

Afflated

-- adjective

1) inspired.

3

Perennial

-- adjective

1) enduring; perpetual; everlasting; continuing; recurrent: her perennial beauty.

-- Related forms

perenniality, noun
perennially, adverb

4

Protégé

-- noun

1) one guided/supported by a more experienced/influential person.

5

Federate

-- verb

1) to unite in a federation.

6

Complexify

-- verb

1) to make/become complex.

7

Stour (Stoo-r)

-- noun

1) turmoil or conflict

8

Pyrophoric

-- adjective

1) capable of igniting spontaneously in air.

9

Babelism

-- noun

1) a confusion, as of ideas, speech, etc.

10

Alight

-- verb

1) to dismount or come down from something: group of tourists alighted from the boat.

11

Recidivism

-- noun

1) repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.

12

Insouciant

-- adjective

1) carefree

13

Subrogate

-- verb

1) to put into the place of another; substitute for another.

14

Sodality

-- noun

1) fellowship; comradeship OR an association/society.

15

Comminate

-- verb

1) to threaten with divine punishment or vengeance.

16

Brobdingnagian

-- noun

1) huge, gigantic, tremendous.

17

Realpolitik

-- noun

1) political realism or practical politics, especially policy based on power rather than on ideals.

18

Denouement

-- noun

1) the final resolution

19

Winnow

-- verb

1) to separate/distinguish valuable from worthless parts: to winnow falsehood from truth .

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Succorance

-- noun

1) the act of seeking out affectionate care and social support.

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