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Flashcards in Week 1 Deck (57):
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smug

excessively self-satisfied

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vex

to annoy or frustrate

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duplicitous

deceitful

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altruistic

selflessness

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whimsical

charmingly unrealistic or unpredictable

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elated

extremely happy or proud

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inert

unmoving or non reactive

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palpable

perceptible, noticeable, tangible

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fickle

changing frequently, inconsistent, unreliable, capricious

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vacillate

to hesitate or fluctuate on a decision

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erratic

unpredictable, random, inconsistent

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capricious

impulsive, unpredictable

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nostalgia

longing for the past

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presumptuous

failing to observe limits of what is appropriate, overconfident

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patronize

to look down upon, treat condescendingly or haughtily

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insolent

rude, lack of respect, insulting

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haughty

arrogant, proud, insolent

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pretentious

attempting to impress by exaggerating one's importance or status

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condescend

to look down on, to act superior towards

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narcissistic

self absorbed

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disdain

to contempt or scorn, consider unworthy of one's respect

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contemptuous

being scornful, hateful, or disdainful

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tact

acute sensitivity to what is proper and appropriate when dealing with others

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apt

appropriate, suitable

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apropos

appropriate to or concerning a situation

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decorous

proper, in good taste

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discretion

speaking cautiously, freedom to decide what is to be done

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vigilant

alertly watchful

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fastidious

very tidy or attention to detail (-)

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scrutinize

to examine carefully

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meticulous

extremely precise and detail oriented

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hubris

arrogant pride or presumption

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retroactive

a law or condition effective from a particular date in the past

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wistful

thoughtful, sad, and longing about the past

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intuitive

knowing something instinctively instead of logically

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impetuous

impulsive, doing things without thought

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cerebral

excessively rational or intellectual

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ambivalent

mixed feelings, simultaneously feeling opposing feelings

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cogent

clear, logical, convincing

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lucid

clear, easy to comprehend, cogent

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elucidate

to make clear, clarify

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unequivocal

unambiguous, no doubt, clear

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ameliorate

to improve, to make or become better

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mitigate

make less severe, alleviate

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alleviate

ease pain or burden, relieve

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deference

humble submission out of courtesy and respect

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extol

exalt, praise

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exultant

triumphantly happy, overjoyed, elated

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adulation

excessive flattery or adoration

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venerate

to regard with respect or reverence

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hackneyed

overused, unoriginal, clichéd (phrases)

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insipid

tasteless, uninteresting

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jade

to wear out by overuse (object)

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monotony

boring because of repetition or sameness, tedious

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mundane

ordinary, dull, lacking excitement

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prosaic

dull, unimaginative

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tedious

boring, monotonous