Flashcards in Vocab 941 - 960 Deck (20):
1) a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip or a busybody.
1) a person or country in a subordinate position to another: a much stronger nation can also turn a weaker one into a vassal state.
1) smallness of quantity: a country with a paucity of resources.
1) conformity to established standards of good/proper behavior/manners: Abandoning any thought of propriety, she ran down the path to meet him.
1) an arrangement or agreement allowing conflicting parties to coexist peacefully indefinitely or until a final settlement is reached.
1) any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
1) to free (a person) from deception or error: You'd be surprised how often my fellow British Jews are required to disabuse U.S. friends of such delusions.
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1) the armpit.
1) dull. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect.
1) a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
1) a relaxing of tension, especially between nations, as by negotiations or agreements.
1) including or containing a mixture of diverse elements or styles; mixed: an ecumenical meal of German, Italian, and Chinese dishes.
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1) a connection or series of connections linking two or more things: the nexus between industry and political power. a nexus of ideas.
1) an order or decree imposed by someone in power without popular consent: a diktat from the Bundestag.
1) any respite or temporary relief.
1) an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to one's self or is disregardful/oblivious to any hearers present: Hamlet's soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”
1) condescending or presumptuous: He has a highhanded manner.
1) by the very nature of the deed: to be condemned ipso facto.
1) sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent or irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.: acrid smoke from burning