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Flashcards in Week 3 Deck (50):
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bombastic

(adj) given to pompous speech or writing

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ebullience

(n) intense enthusiasm

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embellish

(v) to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate

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exorbitant

(adj) exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness

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exuberant

(adj) full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy

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flagrant

(adj) extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable

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gratuitous

(adj) given freely; unearned; unnecessary

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lavish

(adj) extravagant

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lugubrious

(adj) mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree

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opulent

(adj) displaying great wealth

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ornate

(adj) elaborately decorated

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penchant

(n) a strong inclination or liking

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redundant

(adj) needlessly repetitive

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ubiquitous

(adj) being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent

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vicarious

(adj) felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another

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vignette

(n) short scene or story

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amalgam

(n) a combonation of diverse elements; a mixture

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inundate

(v) to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp

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multifarious

(adj) diverse; various

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multiplicity

(n) state of being various or manifold; a great number

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alleviate

(v) to ease a pain or burden

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ameliorate

(v) to make something better; improve

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beneficial

(adj) producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful

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curative

(adj) able to heal or cure

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palliative

(n) relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure

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therapeutic

(adj) having or exhibiting healing powers

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complement

(n) something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection

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epitome

(n) a representative or example of a type

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felicitous

(adj) admirably suited; apt

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belie

(v) to misrepresent

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debunk

(v) to expose untruths, shams or exaggerated claims

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dubious

(adj) doubtful; of unlikely authenticity

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duplicitous

(adj) deliberately deceptive

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fabricate

(v) to make up in order to deceive

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fallacy

(n) a false notion

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mendacious

(adj) lying; untruthful

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specious

(adj) having a ring of truth or plausibility but actually false

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ambiguous

(adj) open to more that one interpretation

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ambivalent

(adj) simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; encertain

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apathetic

(adj) feeling or showing little emotion

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capricious

(adj) impulsive and unpredicatlve

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equivocal

(adj) open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous

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erratic

(adj) markedly inconsistent

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impetuous

(adj) suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impulsive and passionate

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impetus

(n) an impelling force or stimulus

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sporadic

(adj) occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

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vacillate

(v) to sway from one side to the other; oscillate

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whimsical

(adj) characterized by a whim; unpredictable

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flag

(v) to decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop

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jaded

(adj) worn out; wearied