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Flashcards in Vocab 961 - 980 Deck (20):
1

Miasma

-- noun

1) a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor: a miasma of stale alcohol hung around him like marsh gas

2

Putrescent

-- adjective

1) related to something being putrid.

3

Effluvium

-- noun

1) an unpleasant or harmful odor, secretion, or discharge: the unwholesome effluvia of decaying vegetable matter.

4

Recrimination

-- noun

1) an accusation in response to one from someone else.: Hope gave way to recrimination with both sides claiming the moral high ground.

5

Rancor

-- noun

1) resentment, ill will, hatred or malice.

6

In absentia

-- adverb

1) in the absence of the person involved: He was sentenced in absentia by the court.

7

Plaudits

-- noun

1) round of applause, as for some approved or admired performance.: Her portrayal of Juliet won the plaudits of the critics.

8

Constancy

-- noun

1) the quality of being unchanging or unwavering.

9

Mandate

-- noun

1) a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative: The president had a clear mandate to end the war.

10

Castigate

-- verb

1) reprimand (someone) severely: he was castigated for not setting a good example.

11

Duplicity

-- noun

1) deceitfulness in speech or conduct

Related forms
-- duplicitous

12

Ignominious

-- adjective

1) humiliating or marked by ignominy: an ignominious retreat.

13

Tendentious

-- adjective

1) displaying a definite bias: a tendentious novel.

Related forms
-- tendential

14

Coextensive

-- adjective

1) of the same limits or extent

Related forms
-- coextensively, adverb

15

Dictum

-- noun, plural dicta

1) an authoritative pronouncement or maxim.

16

Sublimate

-- verb

1) to make nobler or purer: To read about great men sublimates ambition.

17

Addendum

-- noun, plural addenda

1) a thing to be added; an addition.

18

Platitude

-- noun

1) a flat, dull, or trite remark uttered as if it were fresh or profound: the platitude of most political oratory.

19

Telegnosis

-- noun

1) supernatural or occult knowledge; clairvoyance.

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Wanton

-- adjective

1) done maliciously, unjustifiably or uncalled-for: a wanton attack; wanton cruelty.

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