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Flashcards in WOD Deck (28):
1

gest

(n): 1: a tale of adventures; especially : a romance in verse 2: adventure, exploit

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equivocal

1: a: subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuseb: uncertain as an indication or sign2: of uncertain nature or classification

3

milieu

the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops : environment

4

force majeure

1 :superior or irresistible force 2 :an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled

5

exiguous (ex-ih-gu-us)

excessively scanty; inadequate (e.g. resources)

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fustigate (fuh-sti-gate)

verb1: to beat with or as if with a short heavy club2: to criticize severely

7

tontine

n: a joint financial arrangement whereby the participants usually contribute equally to a prize that is awarded entirely to the participant who survives all the others

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sentient (adj)

1: responsive to or conscious of sense impressions 2: having or showing understanding or knowledge : aware3: finely sensitive in perception or feeling

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peripatetic

(adj): traveling place to place

10

abhorrent

inspiring disgust; repugnant

11

mordant

biting and caustic wit

12

licentious

lacking legal/moral restraint

13

secularist

exclusion of religion

14

elide

(verb) omit in speech [noun: elision]

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lachrymose

given to weeping

16

kegler

bowler; one who bowls

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chimerical

given to fantastic, impossible to achieve schemes

18

probity

uprightness

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duende

power to attract thru personal magnetism, charm

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extemporaneous

expedient, makeshift

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precatory

indicating a wish

22

splenetic

marked by a bad temper

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pugnacious

overtly quarrelsome

24

diaspora

the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland

25

irascible

(adj) marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

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ostensibly

stated or appearing to be true, but not

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valetudinarian

a person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially : one whose chief concern is his or her ill health

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presage

A negative forecast or omen