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Flashcards in Week 3 Deck (30):
1

Flag

to fall off in energy, vigor, interest, or activity;
to droop

2

Somatic

pertaining to the body

3

Doff

to take off or remove (as clothes); to tip or remove one's hat in greeting; to put aside or discard

4

Apocryphal

of questionable authenticity or origin, spurious

5

Scurvy

contemptible, despicable

6

Apposite

appropriate, relevant

7

Garrulous

wordy; overly talkative and given to long, rambling speech

8

Gambol

to frolic, to skip or leap playfully

9

Fulminate

to send out or issue with denunciation, invective;
to explode

10

Salubrious

promoting or conducive to health or well being

11

Abscission

the act of cutting off

12

Gauche

lacking in tact, sensitivity

13

Truculent

ferocious, cruel, savage;
scathing harsh;
belligerent or aggressive

14

Asperity

Rigor or severity;
roughness, harshness, as of surface or sound;
roughness, harshness, as of temper

15

Germane

relevant or closely related

16

Viscid

having a sticky, adhesive, or viscous quality or consistency

17

Glib

Fluent in speaking or writing to the point of insincerity;
done with natural ease

18

Requite

to repay;
to avenge

19

Appreciable

possible to see, measure, or estimate

20

Antipathy

an aversion, disliking for;
an object of dislike

21

Convoluted

having a great number of coils, loops;
intricate or involved

22

Sangfroid

self-possession or composure, especially under stres

23

Intemperance

indulgence of passions or appetites;
excessive drinking of alcohol

24

Augment

to enlarge, make greater, more intense

25

Abridge

to cut short, condense

26

Extempore

done, said, or composed with little or no preparation

27

Forestall

to hinder;
to anticipate or deal with in advance;
to buy up goods so as to drive up prices

28

Quiescence

the state of being quiescent;
tranquil

29

Nabob

a person who is wealthy, prominent;
a provincial governor or Mogul empire

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Puissance

power, might