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Flashcards in Vol 5 Deck (19):
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Bona Fide

Genuine, real

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Reverent

Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect

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Perverse

Showing a deliberate and desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable/unacceptable often inspite of the consequences

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Odious

Extremely unpleasant

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Clout noun

Heavy blow with the hand

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Untenable adjective

Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection

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Sacrosanct

Regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with

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Abjure

To reject, renounce

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Abscond v.

To leave hurriedly and secretly typically to avoid detection of or an arrest for an unlawful action

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Acumen n.

Keen insight

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Adumbrate v.

Indicate faintly; report or represent in outline

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Alacrity n.

Eagerness, speed

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Assiduous n.

Hard working diligent

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Burnish

To polish or shine

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Cajole

To urge or coax

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Clemency n.

Mercy

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Cogent adj.

Intellectually convincing ( Irene's arguments in favour of abstinence were so cogent that I could not resist them )

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Contrite adj.

Penitent eager to be forgiven

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Deprecate

To belittle, depreciate