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Flashcards in Vocab 901 - 920 Deck (20):
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Corrective

-- adjective / noun

1) tending to correct or rectify: corrective exercises.

Related forms
-- correctively, adverb
-- noncorrective, adjective, noun
-- noncorrectively, adverb
-- uncorrective, adjective

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Rapprochement

-- noun

1) a harmonious relationship: a rapprochement reached between warring factions.

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Derogate

-- verb

1) to veer or stray from: We have decided to derogate from the agreed plan of action.

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Colloquy

-- noun

1) a conversational exchange or dialogue.

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Purview

-- noun

1) Scope: This is beyond of the purview of our agreement.

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Extricate

-- verb

1) to remove: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.

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Congenital

-- adjective

1) having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool.

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Diminution

-- noun

1) a diminishment or reduction.

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Accurize

-- verb

1) to improve accuracy (of a firearm).

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Performative

-- adjective

1) relating to or denoting an statement by means of which the speaker performs a particular act (ex: I bet, I apologize, I promise ).

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(at) Loggerheads

-- noun

1) a state of quarrelsome disagreement

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Affectation

-- noun

1) behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress: the affectation of wealth.

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Conjecture

-- noun / verb

1) an opinion formed on the basis of incomplete information: conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied.

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Intrinsic

-- adjective

1) belonging naturally or essential: access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life.

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Vestigial

-- adjective

1) forming a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable: he felt a vestigial flicker of anger from last night.

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Interminable

-- adjective

1) endless: we got bogged down in interminable discussions.

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Contravene

-- verb

1) to come in conflict with/oppose: to contravene a statement.

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Albumen

-- noun

1) The nutritive matter surrounding an embryo.

Related forms
albuminous, adjective

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Autodidact

-- noun

1) a self-taught person.

Related forms
autodidactic, adjective
autodidactically, adverb

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Duplicative

-- adjective

1) exactly like or corresponding to something else:
duplicate copies of a letter.

Related forms

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