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Flashcards in Vocab, batch #1 (1-25) Deck (25):
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Simulate

v.
to make pre-tense of, initiate

2

Transcend

v.
to rise above and beyond

3

Anomalous

adj.
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

4

Aspersion

n.
a damaging or derogatory statement, the act of defaming

5

Vitiate

v.
to spoil, corrupt, pervert

6

Tenuous

adj.
thin, slender, lacking clarity or shape, poorly supported

7

Scourge

v.
to whip, punish severely

8

Grandiose

adj.
grand in an impressive way

9

Inconsequential

adj.
trifling, aka unimportant

10

Mitigate

v.
to make milder or to soften, to moderate

11

Expostulate

v.
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course by earnest reasoning

12

Hackneyed

adj.
used so often as to lack freshness or originality

13

Hiatus

n.
a gap, opening, or break

14

Wheedle

v.
to use coaxing of flattery to gain some desired effect

15

Sinecure

n.
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

16

Insurgent

n.
one who rebels against authority

17

Immutable

adj.
not subject to change, constant

18

Assuage

v.
to lessen, to make easier, to relieve

19

Caveat

n.
a warning/caution to prevent misunderstanding

20

Blazon

v.
to display conspicuously(obviously)

21

Axiomatic

adj.
self evident

22

Seditious

adj.
resistant to lawful authority

23

Nominal

adj.
too small to be taken seriously

24

Inadvertent

adj.
resulting from a lack of attention

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Disconcert

v.
to disturb the composure of