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Flashcards in Vocabulary 2.9 Deck (20):
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adulation

praise or flattery that is excessive

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anathema

an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation

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astute

shrewd; clever

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avarice

greed; desire for wealth

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culpable

deserving blame

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dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate

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egregious

conspicuous standing out from the mass

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equivocate

to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous

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evanescent

vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

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irresolute

unable to make up one's mind, hesitating

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nebulous

cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct

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novice

beginner, someone new to a field or activity

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penury

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

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pretentious

intended to attract notice and impress others

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recapitulate

to review a series of facts; to sum up

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resuscitate

to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence

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slovenly

untidy, dirty, careless

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supposition

something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

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torpid

inactive, sluggish, dull

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abate

become less in amount or intensity