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Flashcards in Vocabulary Seventeen Deck (20):
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appropriate

to take (for oneself)

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bearish

rough; tending to depress stock prices

3

bullish

obstinate; tending to cause a rise in stock prices

4

prehensile

adapted for seizing

5

interlocutor

questioner

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culpable

deserving blame

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perspicacious

having insight

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euphemism

an agreeable or inoffensive expression which is substituted for one which may be offensive

9

euphuism

flowery expression

10

Philistine

uncultured

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cupidity

greed, avarice

12

anomaly

irregularity; inconsistency

13

mendacious

lying

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moribund

approaching death, in the state of dying

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flaccid

flabby

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lugubrious

mournful, sad

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ancillary

subordinate, auxiliary

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temerity

boldness, rashness

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recalcitrant

disobedient; resisting authority

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contrition

regret for wrongdoing