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Flashcards in Word List 11 Deck (45):
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Perverse

Stubbornly wrongheaded; Wicked and perverted

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Spurn

Reject; Scorn

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Platitude

Trite remark; Commonplace statement

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Insightful

Discerning; Perceptive

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Rote

Repetition

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Procrastinate

Postpone; Delay or put off

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Peerless

Having no equal; Incomparable

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Vampire

Ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living

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Requiem

Mass *Christian religious ceremony) for the dead; Dirge

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Swill

Drink greedily

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Unstinting

Giving generously; Not holding back

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Partial

Incomplete; Having a liking for something

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Somnambulist

Sleepwalker

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Valedictory

Pertaining to farewell

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Gullible

Easily deceived

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Palette

Board on which painter mixes pigments

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Warble

Sing; Babble

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Virtual

In essence; For practical purposes

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Laud

Praise

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Exhume

Dig out of the ground; Remove from the grave

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Harrowing

Agonizing; Distressing; Traumatic

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Odium

Detestation; Hatefulness; Disrepute

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Testy

Irritable; Short-tempered

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Paleontology

Study of prehistoric life

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Pithy

Concise; Meaningful; Substantial; Meaty

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Salacious

Lascivious; Lustful

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Petty

Trivial; Unimportant; Very small

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Degradation

Humiliation; Debasement; Degeneration

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Inclined

Tending or leaning toward; Bent

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Ingratiate

Become popular with

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Pauper

Very poor person

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Prophetic

Foretelling the future; Looking back on the past

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Retrospective

A generally comprehensive exhibition showing the work of an artist over a span of years

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Perquisite

Any gain above stipulated salary

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Dispatch

Speediness; Prompt execution; Message sent with all due speed

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Threadbare

Worn through till the threads show; Shabby and poor

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Acoustics

Science of sound; Quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

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Melancholy

Gloomy; Morose; Blue

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Adage

Wise saying; Proverb

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Discretion

Prudence; Ability to adjust actions to circumstances

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Ancestry

Family descent

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Forensic

Suitable to debate or courts of law

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Extrovert

Person interested mostly in external objects and actions

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Navigable

Wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; Able to be steered

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Foible

Weakness; Slight fault