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Flashcards in Word List 14 Deck (63):
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adumbrate

outline; indicate

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deign

condescend

3

fervid

passionate

4

gall

bitterness; abnormal growth on a plant

5

levee

raised bank of a river; morning reception held by a monarch

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preternatural

unnatural; abnormal

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quell

suppress

8

abut

to adjoin

9

consternation

worry and concern

10

lien

right to sell property held as a security; legal hold on job

11

sinewy

vigorous; having well-developed muscles

12

steep

to soak in water

13

tamp

to plug; press loose matter down tightly

14

venturing

hazarding; risking; putting forward

15

wry

twisted or bent to one side; dryly humorous

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arduous

hard

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picayune

insignificant

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supplicant

person who requests or begs for something

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veritable

genuine

20

divest

remove; take off

21

eddy

circular current

22

epaulet

shoulder decoration

23

leaven

to make light; modify

24

antipathy

hatred

25

aver

affirm

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expatiate

speak or write at great length

27

flag

to lose energy

28

flail

tool used to thresh grain

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malign

slander

30

abeyance

state of inactivity; disuse

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disarm

win over to one's side

32

foment

stir up; bathe with hot liquids (medical)

33

jockeying

maneuvering; struggling to get ahead of others

34

somatic

concerned with the body

35

stinting

holding back; limiting the supply of

36

temperate

moderate

37

caulk

treat with substance such as tar to make water-tight

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conscript

person enlisted compulsorily into armed forces

39

desultory

aimless; inconsistent in effort

40

elegy

poem concerned with death; praise of a dead person

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fallow

uncultivated

42

forbearing

tolerant

43

hegemony

political domination; complete authority

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improbity

lack of honesty or integrity

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qualm

hesitation or fear

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assay

try; assess purity

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chauvinist

someone excessively patriotic

48

discrete

discontinuous

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enlist

obtain

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fulminate

attack loudly in words; denounce thunderously

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hawser

thick rope or cable

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jibe

agree with; complement

53

cloture

closure; terminating a debate by voting

54

dally

flirt

55

dissemble

avoid the truth

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errant

wandering

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undercutting

offering a lower price; undermining

58

carrion

dead flesh

59

intelligible

can be understood

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lint

soft material used to cover wounds

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pretension

arrogance

62

pyre

ceremonial fire

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syncopation

type of musical rhythm with missed beats