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Flashcards in Week 16 Deck (20):
1

Indigenous

Native

The forest was replete* with the kind of wildlife that is indigenous to Africa.

2

Gregarious

Sociable

At the party, the gregarious hostess scurried* from group to group, making friends and influencing people.

3

Habitat

Natural environment

The alcoholic was found supine* in his favorite habitat - Ryan's Bar.

4

Cursory

Hasty, not thorough

Sherlock Holmes took a cursory glance at the cryptic* message and decoded it instantly.

5

Interloper

An unauthorized person

Electric eyesm watchdogs, and other nuances* were there to keep out an interloper.

6

Prolific

Producing abundantly

The usually prolific novelist was frustrated* by her failure to come up with a good plot.

7

Bulwark

Protection

Some feel that the United States should be a bulwark to the inchoate* democracies around the world.

8

Sedentary

Largly inactive, accustomed to sitting

The typist shook off the fetters* of her sedentary life and joined a mountain climbing expedition.

9

Frugal

Thrifty

Frugal shoppers occationally badger* supermarket managers for bargains.

10

Antithesis

Exact opposite

Len, the gregarious* twin, was the antithesis of Lon, the reticcent* one.

11

Altruistic

Unselfish

The good-hearted doctor went into the jungle purely for altruistic reasons.

 

12

Embellish

Adorn, touch up

Everytime the irate* motorist told about the accident ha had a tendency to embellish the story.

13

Cache

Secret hiding place

Through a fortuitous* remark, the cache of the art thieves was discovered.

14

Coterie

Small group having something in common

A coterie of bridge players made our clubroom their permanent habitat*.

15

Cupidity

Greed

We warned him that his reprehensible* cupidity would eventuate* in a loss of all his friends.

16

Virtuosity

Great technical skill

The eminent* artist, famous for his virtuosity, was admired by classicists and beatniks alike.

17

Temerity

Foolish boldness

For having the temerity to declaim* against the majority leader, the freshman senator was gien the worst commitee assignments.

18

Amorous

Full of love

A landmark* on the history of amorous drama ia Romeo and Juliet.

19

Progeny

Descendants

The Bantu chief and all his progeny were noted for their valor*.

20

Saturate

Soak, fill up completely

Television in the new century was saturated with the rebirth of the old quiz shows.