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Flashcards in Week 1 Deck (20):
1

voracious

adj. desiring or consuming great quantities

2

indiscriminate

adj. choosing at random without careful selection

3

eminent

adj. of high reputation, outstanding

4

steeped

adj. soaked, drenched, saturated

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replete

adj. completely filled or supplied with

6

abound

v. exist in great numbers

7

technology

n. branch of knowledge dealing with engineering, applied science, etc.

8

prognosticate

v. predict or foretell a future event

9

automaton

n. a robot; a mechanical "person"

10

matron

n. an older married woman

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paradox

n. statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true

12

annals

n. historical records

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compound

v. increase or add to

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tinge

n. a trace, smattering, or slight degree

15

badger

v. pester, nag, annoy persistently

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implore

v. plead urgently for aid or mercy

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drudgery

adj. unpleasant, dull, or hard work

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interminable

adj. unending

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perceive

v. understand, know, become aware of

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realm

n. special field of something or someone; kingdom