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Flashcards in Word List 12 Deck (45):
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Notoriety

Disrepute; Ill fame

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Immobility

State of being immovable

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Remnant

Remainder

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Conception

Beginning; Forming of an idea

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Slag

Residue from smelting metal; Dross; Waste matter

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Preposterous

Absurd; Ridiculous

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Shun

Keep away from

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Apprenticeship

Time spent as a novice learning a trade from a skilled worker

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Pertinacious

Stubborn; Persistent

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Averse

Reluctant; Disinclined

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Sectarian

Relating to a religious faction or subgroup; Narrow-minded; Limited

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Ambiguous

Unclear or doubtful in meaning

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Complacency

Self-satisfaction; Smugness

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Impenetrable

Not able to be pierced or entered; Beyond understanding

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Tantalize

Tease; Torture with disappointment

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Auditory

Pertaining to the sense of hearing

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Clemency

Disposition to be lenient; Mildness, as of the weather

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Repulsion

Distaste; Act of driving back

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Flora

Plants of a region or era

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Burly

Husky; Muscular; One of burly frame

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Assent

Agree; Accept; Act of assenting

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Politic

Expedient; Prudent; Well advised

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Empirical

Based on experience

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Practical

Based on experience; Useful

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Ruse

Trick; Stratagem

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Plethroa

Excess; Overabundance

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Instransigence

Refusal of any compromise; Stubbornness

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Delve

Dig; Investigate

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Malodorous

Foul-smelling

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Dismantle

Take apart

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Resolution

Determination; Resolve

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Affront

Insult; Offense; Intentional act of disrespect

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Negligence

Neglect; Failure to take reasonable care

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Baroque

Highly ornate

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Downcast

Disheartened; Sad

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Nautical

Pertaining to ships or navigation

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Fusion

Union; Coalition

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Adept

Expert at

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Grisly

Ghastly

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Woe

Deep, inconsolable grief; Affliction; Suffering

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Headlong

Hasty; Rash

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Junta

Group of men joined in political intrigue; Cabal

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Beneficial

Helpful; Useful

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Amble

Moving at an easy pace

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Nomadic

Wandering