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Flashcards in Week 2 Deck (50):
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conciliatory

(adj) appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile

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credible

(adj) capable of being believed; plausible

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exonerate

(v) to free from blame

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incontrovertible

(adj) indisputable; not open to question

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indict

(v) to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime

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litigious

(adj) prone to engage in lawsuits

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parity

(n) equality, as in amount, status, or value

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partisan

(adj) devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause

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rectitude

(n) moral uprightness; righteousness

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remiss

(adj) lax in attending to duty; neligent

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repudiate

(v) to reject to validity or authority of

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sanctimonious

(adj) feigning piety or righteousness

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scrupulous

(adj) principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting

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solicitous

(adj) concerned

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sophistry

(n) plausible but misleading or fallacious argument

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substantiate

(v) to support with proof or evidence; verify

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veracity

(n) adherence to truth; truthfulness

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vindicate

(v) to free from blame

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cajole

(v) to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery

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chicanery

(n) trickery

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obsequious

(adj) fawning and servile

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sycophant

(n) insincere, obsequious flatterer

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altruism

(n) unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness

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eminent

(adj) distinguished; prominent

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empathic

(adj) identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives

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extol

(v) to praise highly

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laudatory

(adj) full of praise

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magnanimous

(adj) courageously or generously noble in mind and heart

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philanthropic

(adj) humanitarian; benevolent; relating to monetary generosity

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reciprocate

(v) to mutually take of give; to respond in kind

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defunct

(adj) no longer existing or functioning

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eradicate

(v) to get rid of as if by tearing up by the roots; abolish

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expurgate

(v) to remove objectionable content before publication or release

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extirpate

(v) to destroy

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quell

(v) to put down forcible; suppress

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raze

(v) to level to the ground; demolish

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squelch

(v) to crush as if by trampling; squash

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stymie

(v) to thwart or stump

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suupplant

(v) to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics

40

abase

(v) to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem

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deride

(v) to mck contemptuously

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deragatory

(adj) insulting or intended to insult

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disparage

(v) to speak of negatively; to belittle

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effrontery

(n) brazen boldness; presumptuousness

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ignominy

(n) great personal dishonor or humiliation; disgraceful conduct

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impugn

(v) to attack as false or questionable

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mar

(v) to damage, especially in a disfiguring way

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pejorative

(adj) disparaging, belittling, insulting

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vex

(v) to annoy or bother; to perplex

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vindictive

(adj) disposed to seek revenge; revengeful; spiteful