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Flashcards in Vocab day 2 Deck (50):
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aberration

a deviation from the way things normally happen or are done

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aboveboard

honest and open

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abrasive

rough; rude; and aggressive

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abridge

to make shorter by using fewer words

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abrupt

sudden and unexpected

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banality

quality of being banal or uninteresting

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bane

cause of one's ruin or trouble

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calamity

a terrible event that causes a lot of damage or harm

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callous

having no sympathy for the suffering of others

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calumny

false statement about somebody made to damage his character

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camouflage

way of hiding or disguising

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candor

the quality of being honest

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debacle

sudden and complete failure

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debilitating

making very weak

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debunk

to show that the reputation (of a person, an idea, or an institution) is underserved or exaggerated

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deceitful

dishonest and intending to make somebody believe something that is not true

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eccentric

unusual; not conventional or normal; an eccentric person

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eclectic

not restricted to one source of ideas, but choosing from or using a wide range

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efface

to destroy or remove something so that it cannot be seen anymore; to make oneself appear unimportant

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gaiety

vivacity

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heavy handed

clumsy

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heed

to give careful attention to

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heinous

very bad and shocking

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herbivore

an animal that eats only plants

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herbivorous

feeding on plants

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illusory

causing or being an illusion or illusions; unreal or deceptive

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imbecile

a stupid person; fool

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imbibe

to take in or absorb something

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imbue

to inspire or permeate with an idea or emotion; to deeply influence

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immaculate

free from any dirt or stain; completely clean

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juvenile

relating to a young person who is not yet old enough to be considered an adult

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juxtapose

to bring together for the purpose of side by side comparison or contrast

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maladroit

not skillful

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malcontent

dissatisfied with existing conditions or circumstances

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naivete

trust based on lack of experience

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obfuscate

to deliberately make it seem confusing and harder to understand

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panache

a stylish, original and very confident way of doing something

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pandemic

a disease that afflicts many people over a vast area

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parable

a short story which is told in order to make a moral or religious point

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paradigm

a model of something

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paradox

a situation or statements which contains two opposite facts or characteristics

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qualitative

of or concerning the nature of or attributes of something, as opposed to its amounts

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rancorous

feeling or showing biter resentment

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rank

complete or extreme; overgrown

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rapport

a good understanding of someone and an ability to communicate well with them

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sagacious

characterized by good judgment and common sense

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salient

extremely noticeable

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salubrious

favorable to good health

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taboo

an action or word avoided for religious or social reasons

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tacit

understood without being put into words