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Flashcards in Vocab 921 - 940 Deck (20):
1

Allay

-- verb

1) to alleviate: to allay pain.

2

Inveigh

-- verb

1) to protest strongly: to inveigh against isolationism.

3

Insolence

-- noun

1) highly rude behavior or speech.

4

Apogee

-- noun

1) the highest point, zenith: the White House is considered the apogee of American achievement.

5

Litigious

-- Adjective

1) excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.

6

Tatterdemalion

-- Adjective or Noun

1) ragged; unkempt or dilapidated: He seemed to fit to the tatterdemalion apartment.

7

Legerity

-- noun

1) physical agility or mental quickness.

8

Frabjous

-- adjective

1) wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious.

9

Credence

-- noun

1) the belief in something: to give credence to a claim.

10

Volitant

-- adjective

1) engaged in or having the power of flight.

11

Defenestrate

-- verb

1) to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.

12

Bafflegab

-- noun

1) confusing or generally unintelligible jargon: an insurance policy written in bafflegab impenetrable to a lay person.

13

Veridical

-- adjective

1) truthful; veracious.

14

Sang-froid

-- noun

1) coolness of mind or calmness: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid.

15

Parlance

-- noun

1) a way of speaking or vernacular: legal parlance.

16

Illusory

-- adjective

1) causing illusion; deceptive; misleading: Freedom is illusory; we are all prisoners of our need to work for a living.

17

Chattel

-- noun

1) Any moveable property.

18

Peonage

-- noun

1) the condition or service of a peon.

19

Harbinger

-- noun

1) anything that foreshadows a future event: Frost is a harbinger of winter.

20

Cohere

-- verb

1) to stick together or be united: The particles of wet flour cohered to form a paste.

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