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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 2 Deck (20):
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Abridge

(v) shorten, condense

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Accolade

(n) honor

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Benign

(adj) gentle, kind, mild

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Blasphemy

(n) insulting to something scared

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Blithe

(adj) cheerful & happy

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Cacophony

(n) harsh noise, words

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Capitulate

(v) surrender, give up

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Caustic

(adj) corrosive, sharp or biting

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Vindicate

(v) avenge, justify

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Venal

(adj) capable of being corrupted

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Vicissitude

(n) irregular, unexpected

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Plebian

(n) common, vulgar, ordinary

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Placate

(v) appease, ease

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Lethargy

(n) laziness

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Kinetic

(v) in motion, active

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Irascible

(adj) hot temper

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Intractable

(adj) not easily controlled

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Inept

(adj) incompetent

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Obsequious

(adj) excessively attentive, flattering

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Nuance

(n) subtle distinction