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Flashcards in Word List 16 Deck (45):
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Paroxysm

Fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage

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Sinecure

Well-paid position with little responsibility

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Fleece

Wool coat of a sheep

4

Countermand

Cancel; Revoke

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Proscribe

Ostracize; Banish; Outlaw

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Cleft

Split

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Blithe

Gay; Joyous; Heedless

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Conveyance

Vehicle; Transfer

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Wizardry

Sorcery; Magic

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Unprepossessing

Unattractive

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Sinuous

Winding; Bending in and out; Not morally honest

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Authoritarian

Subordinating the individual to the state; Completely dominating another's will

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Prim

Very precise and formal; Exceedingly proper

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Capacity

Mental or physical ability; Role; Ability to accommodate

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Engross

Occupy fully

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Evocative

Tending to call up (emotions, memories)

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Cede

Yield (title, territory) to; Surrender formally

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Regimen

Prescribed diet and habits

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Incontrovertible

Indisputable; Not open to question

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Irrational

Illogical; Lacking reason; Insane

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Abyss

Enormous chasm; Vast bottomless pit

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Evince

Show clearly

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Gorge

Stuff oneself; A narrow steep-walled canyon

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Boon

Blessing; Benefit

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Decimate

Kill, usually one out of ten

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Florid

Ruddy; Reddish; Flowery

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Stoic

Impassive; Unmoved by joy or grief

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Aviary

Enclosure for birds

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Cursory

Casual; Hastily done

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Gregarious

Sociable

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Dispassionate

Calm; Impartial

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Endorse

Approve; Support

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Welter

Turmoil; Bewildering jumble

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Effigy

Dummy

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Proponent

Supporter; Backer; Opposite of opponent

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Infamous

Notoriously bad

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Paragon

Model of perfection

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Defame

Harm someon's reputation; Malign; Slander

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Demure

Grave; Serious; Coy

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Quail

Cower; Lose heart

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Volumionous

Bulky; Large

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Primp

Groom oneself with care; Adorn oneself

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Plausible

Having a show of truth but open to doubt; Specious

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Attribute

Ascribe; Explain; A quality, character or characteristic

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Swindler

Cheat