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Flashcards in Vocabulary 3 Deck (42):
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Waver

To move to and fro; to sway

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Voracious

Unquenchable

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Virulent

Extremely harmful or poisonous

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Veracity

honesty, truthfulness

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Truculent

Fierce and cruel; eager to fight

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Tortuous

Winding, twisting; excessively complicated

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Torque

A force that causes rotation

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Synthesis

The combination of parts to make a whole

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Stymie

To block

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Stupefy

To stun, baffle, or amaze

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Static

at rest

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Squander

To waste by spending or using irresponsibly

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Sporadic

Occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances

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Sordid

Characterized by filth, grime, or squalor

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Solicitous

Concerned and attentive

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Reticent

Quiet, reserved

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Relegate

downgrade

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Execrate

To denounce, to feel loathing for, to curse

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Exegesis

Interpretation, critical examination

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Expiate

to make up for

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Extirpate

To destroy, to cut out

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Fatuous

Silly, insanely foolish

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Fractious

Grumpy, bad-tempered

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Gainsay

To deny, to oppose, to contradict

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Heterodox

nonconformist

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Imbroglio

A difficult or embarrassing situation

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Indefatigable

Untiring

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Ineluctable

Unable to be resisted, certain

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Inimitable

One-of-a-kind, incomparable

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Insouciant

Nonchalant

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Inveterate

Deep rooted, ingrained, habitual

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Jejune

Vapid, childish, immature

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Lubricious

Greasy, slippery

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Mendicant

A beggar, supplicant

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Meretricious

Cheap, gaudy, flashy, showy

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Minatory

Threatening

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Nadir

Low point

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Nonplussed

Baffled, bewildered, at a loss for what to do or think

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Obstreperous

Noisily and stubbornly defiant

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Ossified

literally turned into bone.

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Palliate

To make something seem less serious

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Panegyric

Formal praise, eulogy