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Flashcards in vocabulary groups 1,2, and 3 Deck (30):
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acrid

pungent, sharp

1

borish

ill mannered

2

cynical

believing that people act on selfish motives

3

epistle

a letter

4

heresy

against orthodox opinion

5

lance

spear spike javelin

6

obscure

difficult to understand
partially hidden

7

poignant

deeply moving
strongly affecting the emotions

8

respite

a break
intermission

9

terse

concise
to the point

10

Acrophobia

fear of hights

11

bourgeois

middle class

12

debility

weakness, incapacity

13

epistolary

concerned with letters
through correspondance

14

hiatus

interruption
pause

15

languid

tired
slow

16

obscured

hidden covered burried

17

poised

calm
collected self possessed

18

resplendent

shining
glowing

19

therapeutic

medicinal
curative

20

acuity

sharpness

21

braggart

someone who boasts

22

debunking

exposing false claims or myths

23

epitomized

typified characterized personified

24

hidebound

rigid opinions

25

languish

decay fade away get weaker

26

obsequious

servile
submissive

27

polemical

causing debate or argument

28

restorative

a tonic

29

thwart

prevent
frustrate