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Flashcards in vocab 9 Deck (20):
1

the quality of being careful with money or resources

parsimonious

2

used to describe an order, command, etc., that you must obey without any questions or excuses

peremptory

3

the face or exterior of an object or region viewed as a way of understanding character

physiognomy

4

the uppermost level achievable; highest point of achievement

pinnacle

5

descendants or offspring

progeny

6

very hungry

ravenous

7

stubborn

recalcitrant

8

a person who lives alone and avoids other people; a hermit

recluse

9

to give up, yield or abandon

relinquish

10

to argue with, complain to, or criticize someone about something

remonstrate

11

to provide

render

12

the consequence of a previous action

repercussion

13

a location for storage, often for safety or preservation

repository

14

to cancel or postpone a bad situation

reprieve

15

something that is considered or viewed as mandatory

requisite

16

continuing to sound; echoing

resonant

17

to take back; cancel

rescind

18

keeping to yourself; not likely to draw attention to yourself; uncommunicative

reticent

19

influencing a previous time

retroactive

20

a mental break from reality; a daydream

reverie