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Flashcards in Weeks 1-3 Deck (72):
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Voracious

Desiring or consuming great quantities

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Indiscriminate

Choosing at random

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Eminent

High reputation. Important

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Steeped

Soaked drenched saturated

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Replete

Completely filled or supplied with

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Abound

To exist in great numbers

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Technology

Branch of knowledge dealing with engineering applied science

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Prognosticate

To predict or foretell a future event

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Automaton

A robot or a mechanical person

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Matron

An older married women

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Paradox

A statement that at first seems absurd or self contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true

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Realm

Special field of something or someone a kingdom

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Annals

Historical records

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Compound

To increase or add

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Tinge

A trace, smattering or slight degree

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Badger

To pester, nag, annoy persistently

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Implore

To plead Urgently for aid or mercy

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Drudgery

Unpleasant dull or hard work

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Interminable

Unending

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Perceive

To understand know become aware

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To eat humble pie

To admit defeat

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A pig in a poke

Poor purchase. Purchase something with out seeing it

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A flash in the pan

A start today a flop tomorrow

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To pour oil on troubled waters

To try to make peace

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Laconic

Expressing much in few words

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Throng

Crowd

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Intrepid

Brave

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Accost

To approach and speak to
To greet first

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Reticent

Silent
Uncommunicative

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Furtive

Secret stealthy sly

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Felon

A person guilty of a crime

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Plethora

Excess over abundance

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Hapless

Unfortunate unlucky

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Irate

Angry incensed

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Pretext

An excuse

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Fabricate

To lie to construct a lie

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Adroit

Skillful clever

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Gesticulate

Move the arms energetically
To use lively gestures

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Vigilant

Watchful
Alert

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Avid

Eager enthusiastic

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Cajole

Coax

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Rudimentary

Elementary
Basic

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Enhance

Intensify
Heighten

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Nuance

Slight variation in meaning or tone

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The sword of Damocles

Any imminent danger
A sword hanging by a thread

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Pyrrhic victory

A too costly victory
King Pyrrhic defeated the Romans but his losses were extremely heavy

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A wet blanket

One who spoils the fun

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To beard the lion in his den

To visit and oppose a person on his own grounds

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Loathe

To hate or despise

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Reprimand

To show sharp disapproval
To scold severely

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Lackluster

Dull
Lacking brightness

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Caustic

Sarcastic, biting
Stinging

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Wrest

Take by force
Seize

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Infamous

Having a bad reputation
Evil

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Jostle

To shove hard
To push or to elbow

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Dupe

A person easily tricked
An easily fooled person

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Incipient

Just beginning to exist
Just starting

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Inadvertent

Due to an oversight, neglect
Heedless, not attentive

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Ominous

Threatening
Menacing

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Tremulous

Quivering
Trembling

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Repudiate

To reject or decline
Disown, refuse to accept

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Cessation

A stopping
A pause

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Bristle

Stiffen with fear or anger
To have ones hair stand up

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Euphemism

A less offensive term
Saying something in a less direct way

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Mundane

Worldly
Earthly

66

Incongruous

Inappropriate
Having inconsistent elements

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Condolence

Pity
Expression of sympathy

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Stipulate

A specific condition
Make a specific demand

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Crocodile tears

Insincere tears
Hypocritical sympathy

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To carry the day

To win the approval of the majority
To win the honors

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Skid row

Run down district
Disreputable part of town

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To go up in smoke

End fruitlessly
To come to no practical result