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Flashcards in Vocabulary Geography Deck (49)
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Episode

Scene or incident

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Bombast

Speech too pompous/pretentious for an occasion

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Superfluous

Excessive

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Requisite

Required or necessary

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Apocryphal

- False or spurious
- questionable

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Demarcations

Separation by distinct boundaries

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Idealistic

(Adj) to pursue high or noble goals

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Laconic

- Concise; using few words
- succinct
- pithy

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Ascetic

- one who dedicates their life to contemplative ideals
- denies their self normal pleasures of life

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Taciturn

Inclined to silence

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Tempestuous

Turbulent or tumultuous

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Eminent

Prominent, distinguishable

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Execrable

Detestable, abhorrent

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Expediency

- Advantageous
- sense of self-interest

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Regency

Exercises the ruling power during the minority, absence or disability of a sovereign

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Obtuse

Not quick in perception, feeling or intellect

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Abominable

Repugnantly hateful; detestable

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Transient

Not enduring or permanent

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Incredulous

Skeptical; to show disbelief

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Stolidity

Not easily stirred; unemotional

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Commensurate

Corresponding in amount or degree

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Etiolated

- To look sick and pale
- pallid

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Intransigence

Refusing to compromise; inflexibility

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Delineate

- Depict or outline
- limn

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Recast

Change; modify

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Discomposure

Agitation
Disorder
Perturbation

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Resolute

Determined
Set in opinion and purpose

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Futile

Ineffective
Useless

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Plight

Unfavorable or unfortunate situation

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Ineluctable

Inescapable, certain, inevitable