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Flashcards in Vocabulary Three Deck (20):
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encomium

tribute

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laudable

praiseworthy

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laudatory

expressing praise

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travesty

mockery

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ethereal

celestial, intangible

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zenith

highest point

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nadir

lowest point

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progeny

offspring

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sibling

one of two or more children in a family; a brother or sister

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crone

withered old woman

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inveterate

deep-rooted; habitual

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axiomatic

self-evident

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dilemma

predicament; situation requiring a choice between two equally bad alternatives

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expurgate

purify; remove objectionable material from a book

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malleable

capable of being shaped; adaptable

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ostentatious

showy, pretentious

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sinuous

winding in and out; serpentine

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staid

sedate

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tenable

capable of being defended or maintained

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halcyon

calm, peaceful