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Flashcards in Word List 11 Deck (85):
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abate

reduce in intensity

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abjure

renounce; swear to refrain from something

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blandishment

words used to coax or flatter

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boor

ill-mannered person

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cardinal

high-ranking church official; major or important

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equivocation

speaking ambiguously

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feckless

feeble; helpless; lacking in initiative

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imperturbability

quality of being calm and not easily disturbed

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meretricious

falsely attractive; tawdry

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augury

prediction, looking for omens

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glib

slick; superficial, esp. in speech

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incise

cut into

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moralistic

concerned with morals

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penchant

indication; leaning; predilection

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rarefy

make less dense

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repine

fret; be discontented

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stipulate

specify

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diaphanous

transparent; thin and delicate

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feint

pretended attack; a move intended to deceive

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inured

hardened; habituated

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mettlesome

spirited

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puissance

power

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recondite

obscure

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stygian

very dark

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touting

advertising; supporting

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volubility

excessive talkativeness

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caret

punctuation mark signifying omission

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contiguous

adjacent; abutting

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extirpation

wiping out; complete destruction

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foppish

behaving or dressing like a dandy; excessively concerned with fashion

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gaffe

blunder; social mistake

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hortatory

encouraging, exhorting

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opprobrious

expressing great scorn

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recumbent

reclining; lying down

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culpability

guilt

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encomium

praise

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inveigle

coax; cajole; wheedle

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minatory

threatening

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plumb

measure depth of; exact

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quintessential

most typical; the perfect example of

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runic

mysterious; magical

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accretion

accumulation of matter; growth produced by adding from the outside

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anachronistic

occurring in the wrong time period

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chronic

long lasting

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churlishness

rudeness; ill-mannered behavior

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demagogue

mob leader (who appeals to base instincts)

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effrontery

daring; audacity (neg. connotation)

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idyll

story or incident in peaceful/ideal setting

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interregnum

interval between reigns or governments

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nugatory

of minor significance; futile

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sinecure

job which pays salary but requiring little effort

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anodized

electroplated; coated with thin layer of metal

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aphoristic

expressed tersely

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canonical

orthodox

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commensurate

equal in significance

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extant

still in existence

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impugned

challenged; called into question

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probity

uprightness; honesty

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raconteur

person who relates a story

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solicitous

kindly; expressing care and concern

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amalgamate

join, consolidate

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baleful

evil

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inchoate

undeveloped; nascent

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iniquitous

evil; unjust

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libertine

dissolute person; prodigal; morally or sexually unrestrained

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millinery

hats and hat-making

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natty

neat; dapper

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occluded

obscured; blocked

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sidereal

of or related to stars

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avaricious

greedy for money

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extirpate

wipe out totally

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halcyon

peaceful and happy; calm (esp. of summer weather)

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list

to lean to one side

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maudlin

sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

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refulgent

glowing, radiant

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testiness

irritability; irascibility

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vituperate

attack bitterly

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whittle

reduce step by step

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diaphanous

transparent; thin and delicate

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dispatch

speed, celerity

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epistemology

theory of knowledge

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froward

stubborn; wayward

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supine

lying flat on one's back

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untoward

unexpected

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verisimilar

true to life; giving the appearance of reality