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Flashcards in Vocabulary 11 Deck (15):
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Caprice (n.)

Sudden unpredictable change, as of one's mind/weather/etc.

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Catechism (n.)

Elementary book containing summary of principles of a Christian religion in form of questions/answers

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Vagrant (n.)

Person who wanders about with no permanent home

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Assail (v.)

Set upon with violence, assault

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Eugenist or eugenicist (n.)

A specialist in the science of improving the qualities of a breed or species, esp. the human race, by the careful selection of parents

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Scab (n.)

Workman who refuses to join or act with a labor union or one who takes a striker's place on the job

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Wheedle (v.)

To endeavor to influence a person by flattering words or acts

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Visage (n.)

The face (esp. of a human being)

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Galled (v.)

Made sore by rubbing, becoming severely chafed, irritated, vexed.

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Dispensation (n.)

Specified order, system, or arrangement.

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Demurred (v.)

Made objection to, to take exception to.

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Solicitation (n.)

Using as in petition or request, an enticement

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Feigned (adj.)

Pretended, counterfeit, assumed, disguised.

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Quicksilver (n.)

The metallic element of mercury

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Reck (v.)

To take heed, have care, concern or regard.