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Flashcards in Word List 10 Deck (61):
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bellicose

war-like; aggressive

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consummate

complete; total; supremely good

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elusive

hard to pin down

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gregarious

extroverted; social; outgoing

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jaundiced

cynical; pessimistic

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nettle

annoy

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whet

sharpen

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contemporary

living or happening at the same time

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jaunt

short pleasure trip

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niggardly

miserly; stingy

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whimsical

capricious; changeable

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bemoan

complain about

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contrite

sorry

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philistine

uncultured person

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redolent

smelling of; giving off odors

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surreptitious

secret; stealthy

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willful

stubborn

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benevolent

kindly

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guile

cunning; craftiness

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jingoistic

extremely patriotic; nationalistic

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phlegmatic

calm; imperturbable

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redress

put something right that was wrong

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surreptitiously

secretly; furtively

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contumacious

stubborn

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embroil

involve in hostility or argument

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guileless

frank; honest

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jocular

in a joking manner

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nondescript

having no special features; dull and ordinary

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pillage

plunder

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superfluous

redundant

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benignity

compassion; fondness

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contusion

a bruise

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jollity

gaiety, happiness

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nonentity

a person of no importance; not famous

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referendum

public vote

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bequeath

leave something in one's will to be given after one's death

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emulate

to imitate something admired

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refute

disprove

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sybarite

lover of luxury

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zany

crazy; wacky

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berate

scold, criticize

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gustatory

concerned with the sense of taste

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judicious

correct in judgment; wise

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notoriety

infamy; known for wrong doing

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regale

entertain

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sycophant

bootlicker; flatterer

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zeal

enthusiasm

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corpulent

fat

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hackneyed

common, over-used

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jurisprudence

science or study of law

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novel

new; unusual

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placate

pacify; soothe

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relegate

dismiss to a lower position

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taciturn

quiet; saying little

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zealot

fanatic

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bestial

behaving like a beast; brutal

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corrugated

highly folded

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hallowed

worshiped; consecrated

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tyro

novice

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tactile

concerned with the sense of touch

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zenith

summit