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Flashcards in Word List 17 Deck (45):
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Exegesis

Explanation; Interpretation, especially of a biblical text

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Certitude

Certainty

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Prodigious

marvelous; Enormous

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Euphonious

Pleasing in sound

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Perspicacious

Having insight; Penetrating; Astute

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Germane

Pertinent; Bearing upon the ease at hand

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Dissolute

Loose in morals

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Rotundity

Roundness; Sonorousness of speech

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Cordon

Extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress

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Ebb

Recede; Lessen

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Piety

Religious devotion; Godliness

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Hermetic

Sealed by fusion so as to be airtight

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Taint

Contaminate; Cause to lose purity; Modify with a trace of something bad

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Amulet

Charm; Talisman

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Execrable

Very bad

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Ingrained

Deeply established; Firmly rooted

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Plummet

Fall sharply

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Descry

Catch sight of

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Falter

Hesitate

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Symmetry

Arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; Congruity

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Chauvinist

Blindly devoted patriot

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Abortive

Unsuccessful; Fruitless

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Alimentary

Supplying nourishment

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Savor

Enjoy; Having a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality

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Ambience

Environment; Atmosphere

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Daunt

Intimidate; Frighten

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Knotty

Intricate; Difficult; Tangled

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Oaf

Stupid, awkward person

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Glaze

Cover with a thin and shiny surface

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Rife

Abundant; Current

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Indigenous

Native

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Dearth

Scarcity

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Recluse

Hermit; Loner

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Compromise

Adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; Endanger the interests or reputation of

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Insinuate

Hint; Imply; Creep in

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Engaging

Charming; Attractive

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Officious

Meddlesome; Excessively pushy in offering one's services

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Kleptomaniac

Person who has a compulsive desire to steal

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Glossy

Smooth and shining

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Ejaculation

Exclamation

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Maritime

Bordering on the sea; Nautical

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Ascendancy

Controlling influence; Domination

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Fledgling

Inexperienced

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Skulk

Move furtively and secretly

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Inimitable

Matchless; Not able to be imitated