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Flashcards in Vocab Test 1 Deck (41):
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beguile (v)

to influence by trickery; to take away from by cheating

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Sedulous (adj)

diligent in application or attention

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loquacious (adj)

talkative

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aberration (n)

abnormal

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lathargic (adj)

tired

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bemused (adj)

confused

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abscond (v)

to avoid capture and legal prosecution by leaving in a sudden matter

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squabble (v/n)

to quarrel about something petty/ a noisy quarrel

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transient (adj/n)

something or someone that is temporary

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alacrity (n)

promptness in response

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absolve (v)

to free from guilt or blame

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apparatus (n)

technical equipment needed for activity

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conspicuous (adj)

very easy to see or notice

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arbitrary (adj)

subject to individual will without restriction

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bumfuzzle (v)

to confuse

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zesty (n)

spicy; lively

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aesthetic (adj)

pertaining to the sense of the beautiful

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jocose (adj)

humorous or playful

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impetuous (adj)

lack of thought

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fritter (v)

to waste little by little

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effulgent (adj)

radiant; shiny

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vapid (adj)

without liveliness or spirit

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abhor (v)

to hate or detest something

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thwart (v)

to prevent from taking place

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debonair (adj)

sophisticated charm

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abet (v)

to promote or encourage

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prophetic (adj)

telling of the truth

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flabbergast (v)

to overcome with surprise

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vacillate (v)

to be indecisive

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leeward (adj)

on or toward the side sheltered from the wind

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acclimate (v)

to become accustomed to a new environment

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brusque (adj)

short, abrupt

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elicit (v)

to draw or bring out

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frugal (adj)

not wasteful

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allude (v)

to refer casually

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zealous (adj)

ardently active or diligent

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boisterous (adj)

noisy and lacking restraint

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impunity (n)

exemption from punishment

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sagacious (adj)

wise

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continuum (n)

a continuous series

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arduous (adj)

very difficult