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Flashcards in Vocabulary III-2 Deck (50):
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Abominate (v)

hates, loathes, despises, abhors

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Accolade (n)

praise, honor, awards, accomplishment

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Acrimonious (adj)

bitter, harsh, caustic, acidic

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Ambrosial (adj)

delicious, delightful, divine

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Aplomb (n)

assurance, poise, nonchalance

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Bellicose (adj)

quarrelsome, warlike, pugnacious

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Bizarre (adj)

queer, grotesque, eccentric, eird

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cajole (v)

coaxed, teased, wheeled, cheat, swindle

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Charlatan (n)

fraud, fake, phony, impostor, counterfeit

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Consternation (n)

dismay, fear, terror, astonishment

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Convolution (n)

turns, windings, circumventions

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Daunt (v)

frighten, dismay, intimidate

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Deduce (v)

assume, infer, conclude by logical inference

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Effete (adj)

tired, weak, unproductive

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Emaciate (v)

thinned, wasted, unfleshed

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Emetic (n)

medicine that induces vomiting

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Ethnic (adj)

racial, pertaining to a group, cultural

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Fallacious (adj)

wrong, faulty, weak

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Fidelity (n)

loyalty, faithfulness, devotion

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Didactic (adj)

preachy, sermonizing, pedantic

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Germane (adj)

closely related, pertinent, relelvant

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Heinous (adj)

terrible, abominable, odious

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Iconoclast (n)

attacker of traditional ideas

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Inane (adj)

silly, void of sense

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Injunction (n)

court order, command, enjoining

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Intrinsic (adj)

necessary, essential, inherent

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Lascivious (adj)

lustful, lewd, wanton

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Mendacious (adj)

false, untruthful, fake

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Mulct(v)

cheated out of, tricked out of, robbed of

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Nugatory (adj)

worthless, trifling, ineffectual

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Objurgatory (adj)

rebuking, upbraiding, chiding

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Ossify (v)

harden, settle, rigidify

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Paragon (n)

model, perfect, example, type

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Parity (n)

similarity, equality, equivalence

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Peremptory (adj)

commanding, dictatorial, imperious

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Phlegmatic (adj)

sluggish, imperturbable, torpid

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Portentous (adj)

foretelling, presaging, prodigious with news

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Precocious (adj)

ahead of one's age level, prematurely brilliant, forward

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Pugnacious (adj)

aggressive, confrontational, belligerent, truculent, argumentative, contentious

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Repertoire (n)

range, list, stock, collection, selection, catalog, gamut, inventory

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Rusticate (v)

move to the country, to become or to cause somebody or something to become rustic in appearance or quality

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Scintillate (v)

to produce sparks of light when hit by particles or protons, to be dazzlingly lively, clever, or witty

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Staid (adj)

sedate, serious, grave, sober, dull, calm, settled, demure, stolid, solid, unadventurous

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Supercilious (adj)

arrogant, condescending, haughty, disdainful, pompous, patronizing, scornful, stuck-up, snooty

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Synthesis (n)

mixture, fusion, amalgamation, combination, blend, production, creation, manufacture

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Undulate (v)

roll, ripple, rise and fall, swell, heave, surge

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Urbane (adj)

suave, sophisticated, polished, refined, cultured, stylish, elegant, debonair

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Vegetate (v)

sit around, stagnate, be passive, be sluggish, loaf, twiddle your thumbs, kill time

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Vehement (adj)

fervent, passionate, heated, violent, intense, vigorous

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Vindictive (adj)

spiteful, malicious, bitter, mean, cruel, hurtful, nasty, unkind, malevolent