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Flashcards in Vocab 9 Deck (15):
1

didactic

intended to teach

2

diurnal

during the day

3

ignominious

deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.

4

mitigate

make less severe, serious, or painful.

5

palpitate

shake; tremble

6

phlegmatic

having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.

7

propitious

giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.

8

prostrate

lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward.

9

acquiesce

accept something reluctantly but without protest.

10

amity

a friendly relationship.

11

arduous

involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.

12

gestalt

an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.

13

inundate

overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.

14

perjury

the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.

15

perspicuity

something that can be seen through (the perspicuity of her argument)