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Flashcards in Week 8 Deck (19):
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To assert without proof or confirmation

Allege

1

Thoroughgoing, out and out, shameless, blatant

Arrant

2

Light and playful conversation

Badinage

3

To overcome the distrust of; win over; to appease; pacify; to reconcile; make constant

Conciliate

4

To cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first

Countermand

5

One of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organize military unit; a step like formation or arrangement

Echelon

6

To make more violent, severe,better or painful

Fatuous

7

Impossible to disprove, beyond argument

Irrefutable

8

A massive in and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path

Juggernaut

9

Lacking spirit or interest; halfhearted

Lackadaisical

10

A prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with the responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; along list

Litany

11

Grow some horrible distressing; having death as a subject

Macabre

12

An inadequate, scarcity, dearth

Paucity

13

To indicate before hand that something is about to happen; to give advice; warning of

Portend

14

To tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out

Raze

15

To withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed

Recant

16

To soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully

Saturate

17

Of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood

Saturnine

18

To cast off; discard; to get rid of something unnecessary

Slough