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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 1 Deck (20):
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Abash

(v.) to make ashamed; to embarrass

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Aberration

(n.) something not typical; a deviation from the standard

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Abject

(adj.) hopeless; extremely sad; defeated

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Banal

(adj.) unoriginal; ordinary

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Belie

(v.) to contradict; to give a false impression of

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Belligerent

(adj.) combative; quarrelsome; waging war

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Candor

(n.) truthfulness; sincere honesty

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Capricious

(adj.) unpredictable; likely to change at any moment

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Cryptic

(adj.) mysterious; mystifying

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Daunt

(v.) to make fearful; to intimidate

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Decorous

(adj.) proper; in good taste; orderly

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Digress

(v.) to stray from the main subject

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Ebullient

(adj.) bubbling with excitement; exuberant

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Eccentric

(adj.) not conventional; kooky; irregular

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Edify

(v.) to enlighten; to instruct, especially in moral or religious context

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Fastidious

(adj.) meticulous; demanding; finicky

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Fervor

(n.) great warmth or earnestness; ardor; zeal

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Fortuitous

(adj.) accidental; occurring by chance

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Genteel

(adj.) refined; polite; aristocratic

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Incongruous

(adj.) not harmonious; not consistent; not fitting in