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Flashcards in vocab peters 2 Deck (20):
1

great plenty, abundance; abundance of riches and wealth

affluence

2

having self-government; functioning independently, without the control of others

autonomous

3

overindulged in pleasure as to be unexcited by it; satiated and bored

blase

4

use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade deception

chicanery

5

hasty, hurried-done, performed rapidly without paying attention to
details

cursory

6

wandering from one topic to another, rambling, digressive

discursive

7

person who is generally disagreeing, especially with government or
religion; rebel

dissident

8

intended for, or understood by only a chosen few; beyond the understanding or knowledge of most people

esoteric

9

to make satisfaction or atonement, make amends, pay penalty of

expiate

10

complete failure, ridiculous, humiliating, disaster

fiasco

11

hanging in loose folds or wrinkles, soft and limp, flabby

flaccid

12

use gestures instead of or in addition to speech, expressing yourself
with gestures

gesticulate

13

color, tint, shade; particular shade or tint of a given color

hue

14

: personal peculiarity or quirk;
a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual

idiosyncrasy

15

self-loving; interest in one’s self, physical features, abilities or
importance

narcissistic

16

noisy, boisterous, unruly, especially in resisting or opposing

obstreperous

17

done without care or interest; done only as routine

perfunctory

18

producing many offspring or fruit; fertile, fruitful, aboundin

prolific

19

original as a pattern for imitation; model for pattern

prototype

20

expressing much in few words; short and pithy; full of or fond of using
proverbs

sententious