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Flashcards in Weeks 4-6 Deck (30):
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Alacrity

Briskness, lively action, quick willingness

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Disdain

Contempt, scorn

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Belligerent

Warlike, seeking war, hostile

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Intimidate

To overawe, to make afraid

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Feint

A false attack, pretense or sham

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Pugnacious

Quarrelsome, combative

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Promulgate

To make officially known, make public or proclaim

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Brash

Impudent, insolent, rude way

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Scoff

To sneer at, to mock

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Belittle

To make seem less important, speak of as unimportant

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Tangible

Having actual form, able to be touched

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Laceration

Jagged wound

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Castigate

To correct by punishment

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Sordid

Dirty, base filthy

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Octogenarian

Person in 80s

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Solace

Easing grief, comfort

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Aspirant

Candidate for high position

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Dregs

Most worthless parts

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Frenzy

Wild fit frantic outburst

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Scurrilous

Coarse, vulgar using indecent language

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To throw down the gauntlet

To challenge someone

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Feeling no pain

Drunk

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Hobson’s choice

To have no choice at all

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To rule the roost

To be in charge, to be master

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Rampant

Going unchecked. Widespread. Flourishing

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Inane

Foolish. Silly

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Ethics

Code of principles. Moral philosophy

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Concur

Agree.

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Clandestine

Secret. Undercover. Hidden.

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Culprit

The guilty person. One who commits a crime