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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 4 Deck (20):
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Flagrant

(adj.) bad; notorious; scandalous

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Finesse

(n) skillful maneuvering; subtlety; craftiness

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Pragmatic

(adj.) practical; down to earth

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Ineffable

(adj.) incapable of being expressed of described

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Precipitate

(v) to cause to happen abruptly

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Inexorable

(adj.) relentless; inevitable; unavoidable

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Stoic

(adj.) indifferent to pleasure or pain, joy or grief, fortune or misfortune

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Vehement

(adj.) intense; forceful; violent

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Stymie

(v) to thwart; to get in the way of; to hinder

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Callow

(adj.) immature

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Antipathy

(n) firm dislike

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Bemused

(adj.) confused; bewildered

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Deference

(n) submission to another's will; respect; courtesy

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Elicit

(v) to bring out; to call forth

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Idiocyncracy

(n) a peculiarity; an eccentricity

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Orthodox

(adj.) convention; by the book; adhering to established principles or doctrines (religion)

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Obdurate

(adj.) stubborn and insensitive

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Mendacious

(adj.) lying; dishonest

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Maverick

(n) nonconformist; rebel

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Anomaly

(n) an irregularity; a deviation; and aberration