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Flashcards in Week 40 Deck (20):
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rhetoric

n. use (sometimes exaggerated) of language

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clique

n. small, exclusive group of people

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extol

v. praise highly

4

mentor

n. counselor, coach, tutor

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facile

adj. easily accomplished or attained

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cant

n. insincere or almost meaningless talk

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umbrage

n. resentment, offense

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magnanimous

adj. generous, noble

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vilify

v. malign, slander

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elucidate

v. make clear

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vapid

adj. uninteresting, dull

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unwieldy

adj. bulky, difficult to handle

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proximity

n. nearness

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lassitude

n. weariness, weakness

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vitiate

v. destroy the use or value

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augment

v. enlarge, increase

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fatuous

adj. foolish, silly, inane

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contort

v. twist violently

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repertoire

n. works that an artist is ready to perform

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imperceptible

adj. extremely slight or gradual