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Flashcards in Vocab #9 Deck (20):
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Nuance

Subtle distinction or quality

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Oblivion

State of being forgotten or unknown

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Obscure

Not easily understood

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Onus

Blame or burden

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Orthodox

Very strict, conventional

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Pacify

To calm down

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Pallor

Loss of color

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Partisan

Person devoted to another or a cause

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Paternal

Fatherly

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Patriarch

Male head of a family

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Perdition

Eternal damnation

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Perennial

Year after year

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Perfunctory

Mechanical, unenthusiastic

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Permeate

To spread throughout

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Pertinent

Pertaining to the matter at hand

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Perturb

Upset greatly

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Pervasive

Found everywhere

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Pious

Religious or dedicate

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Placate

To appease

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Noxious

Harmful or offensive