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Flashcards in Vocabulary Sixteen Deck (20):
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savoir faire

knowledge of just what to do

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predilection

inclination to like or choose something

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malediction

a curse

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guise

a pretense; a false or deceiving appearance

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factious

cross, irritable

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amulet

a good luck charm

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beneficent

doing good, kind

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conflagration

a raging fire

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draught (draft)

a drink

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litigation

a lawsuit

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penury

extreme poverty

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rabble

a mob

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salient

noticeable, outstanding

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taciturn

silent, not inclined to talk

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upbraid

to rebuke

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turbid

clouded, muddled

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wax

to grow, to increase

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wane

to decrease, to get smaller

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expedite

to speed up or make easy

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coup d'état

sudden, violent, or illegal overthrow of a government