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Flashcards in vocab peters 3 Deck (20):
1

anathema

something that someone hates: a thing a person accursed or damaged, some thing greatly detested

2

animosity

feeling of strong dislike; hatred, ill will

3

disconcerted

to frustrate; to upset the composure of: embarass

4

duress

the use of force or threats (makes someone do something against there will)

5

embroil

to confuse, mix up or muddle; draw into conflict, fight or trouble. (when you dont want to be in a fight but you still get involved into it)

6

ensconce

to shelter; established or settle comfortably

7

extraneous

not truly or properly belonging to; not essential, irrevelant

8

flamboyant

showy or ornate; ostentatious; colorful; guady

9

fulsome

abundantly disgusting; excessive

10

heterogeneous

diverse in character, varied in content; of different origin, not from the same source

11

hypothetical

assumed, supposed / not necessarily real or true

12

incongruous

lacking harmony or agreement; compatible / unsuitable

13

nuance

slight or delicate variation in tone color / meaning

14

petulant

impatient, irritable, ill humored, moody over pretty annoyance

15

potpourri

a mixture or assortment (flowers, spices for fragrance)

16

pristine

unspoiled; spotless; uncorrupted; pure; fresh and new

17

rhetorical

persuasion speaking or writing / language designed to impress or persuade

18

pulchritude

physical beauty

19

salacious

appealing to or causing desire, lustful, obscene

20

subjective

Personal; not impartial or literal; not objective; based on personal emotional, feeling or mindset