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Flashcards in Week 14 Deck (20):
1

Aspire

To strike for

I had a premonition* that Eli would aspire to the position of captain.

2

Inveigh

Attack verbally

The pickets agreed to inveigh against the law that curtailed* their freedom,

3

Nettle

Irritate

Although the comic's quips* seemed to be mild, they began to nettle the nightclub's owner.

4

Overt

Open

Overt acts of violence by the prisoner jeopardized* his parole.

5

Relegate

Assign to an inferior position

When they tried to relegate the star to a minor role she was furious.

6

Supine

Lying on the back

From a supine position, the hunter emitted* the animal's mating call.

7

Mammoth

Huge

Mammoth placards* annouced the opening iof the new movie.

8

Repulse

Drive back

Management is sure to repulse any request for increased remuneration*.

9

Havoc

Ruin

The virulent* plague caused havoc among the the populace.

10

Raze

Destroy

Following the revolution, the people razed the subterranean* dungeons of the dictator.

11

Lethal

Deadly

The jockey received a lethal kick from the fractious* horse.

12

Scurry

Run hastily

Peo's hero watched the rats scurry across his inert* body.

13

Incisive

Acute

Our editor castigated* the proposal with his incisive commentary. 

14

Precipitate

Hasten

A quarrel was precipitated among the relatives after they heard the terms of the reprehensible* will.

15

Stereotype

Unvarying pattern

The laconic* Clint Eastwood was a stereotype of the strong, silent Wastern hero.

16

Stentorian

Loud

In his customary stentorian tones, the sergeant reprimaned* those who thought the army was a haven* for incompetents.

17

Singular

Extraordinary

A viable* peace was brought about as a result of the diplomat's singular contribution.

18

Valor

Courage

The word "surrender" is anathema* to people of valor.

19

Bias

Prejudice

The bigot's* bias precipitated* a fistfight.

20

Sinecure

Soft job

The director was ousted* from his sinecure when he angered the mayor.