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Flashcards in Week 46 Deck (20):
1

ascertain

v. discover, find out about

2

dormant

adj. resting, asleep

3

burgeoned

adj. flourished, grew

4

potentate

n. ruler

5

disseminate

v. spread, scatter

6

derived

adj. descended from, received from a source

7

prerogative

n. an exclusive right or power

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nepotism

n. favoritism toward releatives

9

dearth

n. scarcity, lack

10

internecine

adj. involving conflict within a group, mutually destructive

11

tyro

n. beginner, novice

12

sophistry

n. false reasoning or argument

13

factitious

adj. sham, artificial

14

encomium

n. high praise

15

obloquy

n. disgrace, shame, dishonor

16

hyperbole

n. exaggerated figure of speech

17

munificent

adj. generous

18

prevarication

n. deviation from the truth, lying

19

charisma

n. quality of leadership inspiring enthusiasm

20

genocide

n. planned destruction of an entire people