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Flashcards in Vocabulary Fifteen Deck (20):
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retinue

a group of followers accompanying a distinguished person

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nouveau riches

persons newly rich

3

missive

a letter

4

prolific

producing abundant results

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convivial

jovial, hospitable

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credible

believable

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credulous

too ready to believe; easily deceived

8

deprecate

to disapprove of

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exemplary

worthy of imitation

10

gadfly

a person that bothers or harasses; a fly that bites or harasses

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magnanimous

generous, noble, honorable

12

perdition

ruin, damnation

13

ruminate

to ponder, to think (muse)

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sequestered

retired, secluded

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tawdry

showy but cheap

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vestige

a trace

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titillate

to tickle, to give pleasureable excitement

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flippant

treating a serious matter lightly

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genre

kind, style

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cravat

a tie