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Flashcards in Vocab U12 Deck (20):
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adj) harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

acrid

2

adj) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

august

3

adj) emotionally hardened, unfeeling

callous

4

adj) secret, concealed; underhanded

clandestine

5

n) remorse, regret

compunction

6

n) a large destructive fire

conflagration

7

adj,part) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

elated

8

adj) not able to be erased or removed; memorable

indellible

9

adj) yielding to the wishes or demands of others

indulgent

10

adj) firmly established, long-standing; habitual

inveterate

11

adj) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

irrelevant

12

adj) of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness

nocturnal

13

n) a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

platitude

14

v) to subdue, put down forcibly

quell

15

adj) inactive; at rest

quiescent

16

v) to meditate, think about at length

ruminate

17

adj) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

tacit

18

adj) capable of being touched; real, concrete

tangible

19

adj) incisuve, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut

trenchant

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v) to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

abjure