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Flashcards in Word List 15 Deck (45):
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Substantiate

Establish by evidence; Verify; Support

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Hovel

Shack; Small; Wretched house

3

Windfall

Unexpected lucky event

4

Exculpate

Clear from blame

5

Provincial

Pertaining to a province; Limited in outlook; Unsophisticated

6

Caulk

Make watertight by filling in cracks

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Relent

Give in

8

Verbose

Wordy

9

Mellifluous

Sweetly or smoothly flowing; Melodious

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Advocacy

Support; Active pleading on something's behalf

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Obituary

Death notice

12

Bestow

Give

13

Vendetta

Blood feud

14

Staid

Sober; Sedate

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Vilify

Slander

16

Anemia

Condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles

17

Stodgy

Stuffy; Boringly conservative

18

Summit

Utmost height or pinnacle; Highest point (of a mountain, etc.)

19

Tarantula

Venomous spider

20

Whittle

Pare; Cut off bits with a knife; To reduce, remove, or destroy gradually as if by cutting off bits

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Incendiary

Arsonist

22

Dismember

Cut into small parts

23

Precinct

District or division of a city

24

Gibe

Mock

25

Metaphor

Implied comparison

26

Tiller

Handle used to move boat's rudder (to steer)

27

Typhoon

Tropical hurricane or cyclone

28

Distraught

Upset; Distracted by anxiety

29

Derivative

Unoriginal; Derived from another source

30

Steep

Soak; Saturate; Lofty, tall, elevated; Precipitous

31

Unwitting

Unintentional; Not knowing

32

Ductile

Malleable; Flexible; Pliable

33

Chassis

Framework and working parts of an automobile

34

Effervescence

Inner excitement or exuberance; Bubbling from fermentation or carbonation

35

Exodus

Departure

36

Bourgeois

Middle class; Selfishly materialistic; Dully conventional

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Propriety

Fitness; Correct conduct

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Invocation

prayer for help; Calling upon as a reference or support

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Beatitude

Blessedness; State of bliss

40

Mawkish

Mushy and gushy; Icky-sticky sentimental; Maudlin

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Ignominy

Deep disgrace; Shame or dishonor

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Resolve

Determination; Firmness of purpose

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Diabolical

Devilish

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Translucent

Partly transparetn

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Cogitate

Think over