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Flashcards in Vocab day 1 Deck (50):
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abate

to make less

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abatement

reduction

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abdicate

to give up a powerful position

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aberrant

not normal state

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backlash

extreme and usually violent reaction to some event

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baffle

to be too difficult for somebody to understand

7

cadaver

dead body of a person

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cadence

rise and fall of the voice in speaking

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cadre

a small group of highly trained soldiers, workers, managers, etc.

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cajole

to persuade someone to do something by flattery or deceit

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cajolery

act of persuading someone to do something by flattery or deceit

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dalliance

frivolous behavior

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daunt

to frighten or discourage

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daunting

difficult

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dearth

a lack of something

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earnest

(too) serious

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ebb

to grow less; to become slowly weak or faint

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ebullience

state of being ebullient, full of energy and excitement

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eyesore

something that is unpleasant or offensive to look at

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fabrication

invention of something false

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gaffe

blunder

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hapless

unfortunate

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harangue

tirade; to speak to someone in a forceful way especially to persuade him

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harrowing

extremely upsetting

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hasty

quick

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havoc

great destruction or damage

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idealize

to regard or treat someone or something as ideal

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idiosyncrasy

a strange or unusual habit, way of behaving or feature that someone or something has

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idolatry

the worship of idols

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ignoble

of low or dishonorable character; contemptible

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ignominious

characterized by or associated with disgrace, dishonor, or shame

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ignominy

the condition of being in disgrace or dishonor; humiliation

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illuminate

to light something up or make it bright; to make something

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jubilation

an act of rejoicing

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judicious

showing good judgment and sense

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machination

secret and complicated plans

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magnanimous

very kind and generous towards an enemy or someone you have defeated

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nadir

the worst time

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obdurate

a person who refuses to change his mind

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pacify

to cause someone who is angry to be calm and satisfied

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palliative

tending or acting to relieve or palliate

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pallid

very pale

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palpable

so obvious that it can be easily seen or known

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paltry

very small and of little or no value

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quagmire

an unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape

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raiment

clothes

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rambunctious

difficult to control

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ramification

the possible results of an action

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saccharine

too sweet or too polite

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sacrosanct

sacred