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Flashcards in Vocab Test 3 Deck (47):
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arid (adj)

dry

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serac (noun)

ridge of an ice glacier

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amiable (adj)

friendly

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semantic (adj)

related to meaning in language

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paragon (noun)

model of excellence

6

spector (noun)

an object that is the source of terror

7

colloquial (adj)

informal

8

eloquent (adj)

emotionally moving

9

earnest (adj)

showing intense purpose

10

truncate (verb)

to shorten

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malinger (verb)

to fake an illness to avoid responsibility

12

fallacious (adj)

fake

13

consummate (verb)

to bring to completion

14

sapient (adj)

wise

15

petrichor (noun)

pleasant smell that accompanies first rain

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plethora (noun)

a large quantity

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obscure (adj)

vague

18

nebulous (adj)

cloudy/vague

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squalid (adj)

dirty

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abundant (adj)

plentiful

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xenophobic (adj)

hating anyone

22

arcane (adj)

secret

23

divergent (adj)

tending to be different

24

insular (adj)

separated

25

decry (verb)

to criticize openly

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jovial (adj)

cheerful/friendly

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capacious (adj)

large capacity

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opulent (adj)

wealthy

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famulus (noun)

a servent

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puerile (adj)

childish

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crevice (noun)

crack

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exuberance (noun)

lively

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ascent (noun)

act of climbing

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abstain (verb)

to choose not to consume/do something

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placid (adj)

free from disturbance

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complacent (adj)

self-satisfied

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corrode (verb)

to rot away slowly

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helter skelter (noun)

disorderly confusion

39

shoddy (adj)

inferior

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ominous (adj)

pertaining to evil or harm

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mesomorph (noun)

person with muscular body

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malevolent (adj)

showing the wish to do evil

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implore (verb)

to beg urgently

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abherrent (adj)

hateful

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assiduous (adj)

hardworking

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stupefy (verb)

to make someone unable to think

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labrum (noun)

muscle in shoulder