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Flashcards in Week 13 Deck (20):
1

Importune

Ask urgently

Although Eddie was not sanguine* about his chances, he continued to importune his boss for a winter vacation.

2

Incontrovertible

Undeniable

The expert's incontrovertible testimony corroborated* the police report.

3

Surreptitious

Stealthy, accomplished by secret

With a surreptitious movement, the meticulous* bookeeper emptied the ash tray.

4

Haven

Place of safety

In inclement* weather our barn is a haven for many animals.

5

Subjugate

Conquer

The dictator used duplicity* in order to subjugate his rivals.

6

Ultimate

Final

Gaining better housing for all was the ultimate goal of the zealous* reformer. 

7

Eventuate

To result finally

A thorough investigation eventuated in a comprehensive* report. 

8

Emit

To give off

The moyor issued a diatribe* against companies whose smokestacks emit poisonous fumes.

9

Subterranean

Underground

After two years of confinement in a subterranean dungeon, the prinsoner was thin and wan*.

10

Viable

Practicable, workable

When the schism* in the company was healed, a viable arrangement was worked out. 

11

Premise

Grounds for a conclusion

Acting on the premise that there were no burglars around, the police quite lax*.

12

Jeopardize

Endanger

The trapeze artist was squeamish* about having to jeopardize his life.

13

Incredulous

Skeptical

After I had perused* the Yankee lineup, I was incredulous about their chances of winning. 

14

Permeate

To spread through

A terrible odor that was impossible to expunge* permeated the skunk handler's clothing. 

15

Propitious

Favorable

At a propitious moment the flamboyant* movie star made her grand entrance. 

16

Surmise

Guess

Edna had surmised that she would be charged a nominal* sum and so she was outraged when she got the bill.

17

Curtail

To cut short

Publication of the lurid* magazine was curtailed by the dstrict attorney.

18

Repress

To put down

I had to repress my desire to interject* my criticism during the debate. 

19

Cryptic

Puzzling

Although his remarks appeared cryptic at first, we began to see how really pertinent* they were.

20

Inchoate

In an early stage

The young couple was disappointed to see the inchoate state of their new house.