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Flashcards in Vocab U6 Deck (20):
1

to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion

brandish
verb
bran'

2

to include or contain; to be made up of

comprise
verb
prise'

3

skillful, nimble

deft
adj

4

deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in

destitute
adj
des'

5

definite, clearly stated

explicit
adj
plic'

6

to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

extirpate
verb
ex'

7

coming at a bad tjme; not appropriate

inopportune
adj
tune'

8

suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

ironic
adj
ron'

9

stale, moldy; out-of-date

musty
adj
mus'

10

meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

officious
adj
ffic'

11

unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

ominous
adj
om'

12

a high peak or point

pinnacle
noun
pinn'

13

considered beforehand, deliberately planned

premeditated
med'

14

growing without check, running wild

rampant
adj
ram'

15

comfort, relief; to comfort, console

solace
sol'

16

dignified, majestic

stately
adj
state'

17

bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile

supple
adj
supp'

18

to stop by force, put down

suppress
verb
press'

19

open to or marked by bribery or corruption

venal
adj
ven'

20

to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

accede
verb
cede'