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Flashcards in Vocab Quiz 05/14 Deck (29):
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abortive adj
the abortive marketing plan not only costs a great amount of money but also does not bring any additional profit

failing to accomplis han intended objective;fruitless

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complacent adj
Many complacent voters are satisfied with the current political situation, thus do not encourage related reforms

contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned

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contemptuous adj
The more experienced player gave her new partner a contemptuous look

manifesting or feeling contempt;scornful

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contiguous adj
Many countries share a contiguous geographical features near their borders

sharing a boundary or border;neighboring, adjacent

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dilatory adj
Although the dilatory strategy does not bring more profits, it gives the company more time to solve its financial issues

tending to delay or postpone

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disembodied adj
Some of his organs are disembodied due to the car accident

separated from the body, divested of material substance

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feigned adj
His parents believed in his feigned sickness thus signed him out of school

pretended

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fervent adj
Some people fervently hate Shakespeare

showing great emotion or zeal

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grift n
The gambler ironically saved his grift in the bank

money made dishonestly

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grotesque adj
The grotesque portrait of the food killed my appetite

characterized by ludicrous or incongruous distortion, as of appearance or manner

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gruff adj
The gruff professor barely talks after classes

brusque or stern in manner or appearance

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gaudy adj
His gaudy outfit does not help him to improve his existing demeanor

showy in a tasteless or vulgar way

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incredulous adj
the explanation is considered incredulous to the prudent judge

skeptical;dsibelieving

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indefinite adj
Interpretations on certain texts can be different due to the indefiniteness of the texts

unclear;vague

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ineffable adj
Many feelings on certain subjects are ineffable, thus cannot be recorded

indescribable

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infinitesimal adj
it encourages people to invest their time and hopes for a better future, into an infinitesimal probability

immeasurably or incalculably minute

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irrecoverable adj
Some failures in ife are irrecoverable

unable to be recovered

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lethargic adj
I feel tired and a little lethargic when I am sick

affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish

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levity n
As a determined young athlete, he shows no levity when he discusses about this commitment to the sport.

lack of seriousness and appropriateness

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menagerie n
As a fanatic animal lover, he even purchased an enormous menagerie.

a collection of live wild animals on exhibition

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peremptory adj
The peremptory officer constantly commands his soldiers even during breaks

imperative or dictatorial

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supercilious

haughty

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paternal

fatherhood

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privy adj
Many people are privy to this plot

participating in the knowledge of something private or secret

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riotous adj
Nick's riotous life style later led to numerous psychological diseases

dissolute; wanton

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temperament n
Gatsby's temperament and outlook impressed many of his followers

the manner of thinking, behaving or reacting characteristic of a specific person

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turgid adj
The writer's turgid language encountered many disapprovals from normal readers

excessively ornate or complex

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unobtrusive adj
The joke is unobtrusive and many audiences are not able to catch it

not undesirably noticeable or blatant

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wan adj
The patient's wan skin indicated his illness.

unnaturally pale; suggestive or indicative or weariness, illness, or unhappiness