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Flashcards in Vocabulary Eighteen Deck (20):
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polyglot

speaking several languages

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cursory

running over hastily; superficially done (cursory glance)

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contiguous

touching, adjoining

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emissary

a person sent on a mission

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penchant

an inclination

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quixotic

visionary, idealistic; quickly changeable

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rancor

bitter ill will, deep hatred

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meretricious

gaudy, cheap

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respite

a brief, short rest period

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saffron

deep yellow color

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truculent

fierce, cruel, harsh

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eclectic

selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, styles, etc.

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sapient

wise

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lassitude

weariness

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lampoon

written satire; (v) to ridicule in writing a person or institution

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banal

commonplace

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denizen

inhabitant

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vanguard

front part of an army; leading position in any field or movement

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xenophobia

aversion to foreigners

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bacchanalian

jovial or wild with drunkenness