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Flashcards in Word List 13 Deck (45):
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Banal

Hackneyed; Commonplace; Trite; Lacking originality

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Reputed

Supposed

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Defiance

Refused to yield; Resistance

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Equity

Fairness; Justice

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Impudence

Impertinence; Insolence

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Musty

Stale; Spoiled by age

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Random

Without definite purpose, plan or aim; Haphazard

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Reciprocate

Repay in kind

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Array

Marshal; Draw up in order

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Obscure

Dark; Vague; Unclear

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Deflect

Turn aside

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Franchise

Right granted by authority; Right to vote; Business licensed to sell a product in a particular territory

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Enormity

Hugeness (in a bad sense)

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Pomposity

Self0important behavior; Acting like a stuffed shirt

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Witless

Foolish; Idiotic

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Corrode

Destroy by chemical action

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Vortex

Whirlwind; Whirlpool; Center of turbulence; Predicament into which one is inexorably plunged

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Unfetter

Liberate; Free from chains

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Ire

Anger

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Bask

Luxuriate; Take pleasure in warmth

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Rapacious

Excessively greedy; Predatory

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Infinitesimal

Very small

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Embody

Personify; Make concrete; Incorporate

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Linchpin

Something that holds or links various parts together

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Unsightly

Ugly

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Denouement

Outcome; Final development of the plot of a play

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Specious

Seemingly reasonable but incorrect; Misleading (often intentionally)

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Impertinent

Insolent; Rude

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Cognate

Relate linguistically; Allied by blood; Similar or akin in nature

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Bacchanalian

Drunken

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Impediment

Hindrance; Stunbling-block

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Illimitable

Infinite

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Exclaim

Cry out suddenly

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Ornithology

Study of birds

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Quizzical

Teasing; Bantering; Mocking; Curious

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Aspire

Seek to attain; Long for

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Noisome

Foul-smelling; Unwholesome

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Implausible

Unlikely; Unbelievable

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Censor

Overseer of morals; Person who reads to eliminate inappropriate remarks; Subject (a book, a writer, etc) to censorship

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Retentive

Holding; Having a good memory

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Fortuitous

Accidental; By chance

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Assert

Declare or state with confidence shelter; Protection​ ; Put oneself forward boldly

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Asylum

Place of refuge or shelter; Protection

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Commodious

Spacious and comfortable

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Checkered

Marked by changed in fortune