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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 3 Deck (20):
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Amoral

(adj.) lacking a sense of right or wrong; neither good nor bad.

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Anachronism

(n) something out of place in time or history; an incongruity.

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Chicanery

(n) trickery; deceitfulness; artiface, especially legal or political

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Bucolie

(adj.) charmingly rural; rustic; countrylike

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Deprecate

(v) to express disapproval of

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Docile

(adj.) easily taught; obedient; easy to handle

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Elusive

(adj.) hard to pin down; evasive

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Emulate

(v) to strive; to equal or excel, usually through imitation

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Facetious

(adj.) humorous; not serious

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Farcical

(adj.) absurd; ludicrous

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Beleaguer

(v) to surround; to besiege; to harass

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Chagrin

(n) humiliation; embarrassed disappointment

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Histrionic

(adj.) overly dramatic; theatrical

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Ignominy

(n) deep disgrace

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Laconic

(adj.) using few words, especially to the point of seeming rude

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Refute

(v) to prove to be false; to disprove

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Superfluous

(adj.) extra; unnecessary; redundant

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Temerity

(n) boldness; recklessness; audacity

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Urbane

(adj.) poised; sophisticated

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Debauchery

(n) wild living