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Flashcards in word-list-02 Deck (100)
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Acrid

sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

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Boorish

ill-mannered

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Cynical

believing that people act only out of selfish motives

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Epistle

a letter (form of communication)

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Heresy

against orthodox opinion

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Lance

spear; spike; javelin

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Obscure

difficult to understand; partially hidden

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Poignant

deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

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Respite

a break; intermission

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Terse

concise; to the point

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Acrophobia

fear of heights

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Bourgeois

middle class

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Debility

weakness; incapacity

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Epistolary

concerned with letters; through correspondence

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Hiatus

interruption; pause

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Languid

tired; slow

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Obscured

hidden; covered; buried

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Poised

calm; collected; self-possessed

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Resplendent

shining; glowing

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Therapeutic

medicinal; curative

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Acuity

sharpness (mental or visual)

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Braggart

someone who boasts

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Debunking

exposing false claims or myths

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Epitomized

typified; characterized; personified

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Hidebound

rigid in opinions

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Languish

decay; fade away; get weaker

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Obsequious

servile; submissive

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Polemical

causing debate or argument

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Restorative

a tonic

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Thwart

prevent; frustrate