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Flashcards in vocab peters 1 Deck (20):
1

to hate, loathe, despise; to detest

abhor

2

ridiculously nonsensical; devoid of meaning or value; preposterous

absurd

3

unpleasant, sharp or bitter to taste or smell; caustic in language or
tone

acrid

4

to make or become accustomed to a new environment or
situation; to adapt

acclimate

5

harmful; unfavorable

adverse

6

to speak, plead or argue in favor of something

advocate

7

to deceive by cunning, to distract or divert; to swindle

beguile

8

charitable; wishing good for others; gracious and good at heart

benevolent

9

a strong uneasiness caused by guilt or regret

compunction

10

to come together to form a whole; fuse; unite

coalesce

11

The process of cohering; sticking together

cohesion

12

compliance with convention, rules or laws

conformity

13

general agreement or opinion

consensus

14

interpret; translate

construe

15

large or bulky in body fat; fat; stout

corpulent

16

difficult and annoying; troublesome

nettlesome

17

to confuse, bewilder, stupefy

obfuscate

18

done by stealth, secret or devious methods

surreptitious

19

self-seeking flatterer

sycophant

20

easily handled, manageable, submissive

tractable