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Flashcards in Vocabulary Eleven Deck (20):
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quell

to put down or crush

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antipathy

a strong dislike

3

haggard

guant, careworn

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specious

apparently reasonable but not so

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flotsam

wreckage of a ship or cargo found floating on the sea

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jetsam

goods deliberately cast overboard to lighten a ship in distress

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malevolent

evil

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salubrious

healthful

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blandishment

word or deed of mild flattery

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lesion

a wound or injury

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calumnious

defamatory, slanderous

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misanthropist

one who hates mankind

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macrocosm

universe, the great world

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microcosm

the little world

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sardonic

bitterly sarcastic, mocking, sneering

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sanguine

confident, having a ruddy color

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piece de resistance

main dish; main item of a collection, series, program

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loquacious

talkative

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esprit de corps

feeling of union and common interest pervading a group

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dilettante

a person who follows an art or study superficially, though with interest