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Flashcards in Word List 18 Deck (45):
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Commiserate

Feel or express pity or sympathy for

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Spate

Sudden flood or strong outburst; A large number or amount

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Enigmatic

Obscure; Puzzling

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Sleight

Dexterity

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Befuddle

Confuse thoroughly

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Embryonic

Undeveloped; Rudimentary

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Misconstrue

Interpret incorrectly; Misjudge

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Renounce

Abandon; Disown; Repudiate

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Delineate

Portray; Depict; Sketch

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Burnish

Make shiny by rubbing; Polish

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Magnitude

Greatness; Extent

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Clapper

Striker (tongue) of a bell

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Deface

Mar; Disfigure

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Metamorphosis

Change of form; Major transformation

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Homogeneous

Of the same kind

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Ideology

System of ideas of a group

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Deference

Courteous regard for another's wish

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Gauche

Clumsy; Coarse and uncouth

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Respite

Interval of relief; Time for rest; Delay in punishment

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Automaton

Mechanism that imitates actions of humans

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Pan

Criticize harshly

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Traverse

Go through or across

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Levy

Impose (a fine); Collect (a payment)

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lipshodPlacebo

Harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill

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Miserly

Stingy; Mean

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Slipshod

Unitdy or slovenly; Shabby

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Inherent

Firmly established by nature or habit

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Blandishment

Flattery

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Lilliputian

Extremely small

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Trough

Container for feeding farm animals; Lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc)

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Hypocritical

Pretending to be virtuous; Deceiving

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Insuperable

Insurmountable; Unbeatable

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Devious

Roundabout; Erratic; Not straightforward

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Headstrong

Stubborn; Willful; Unyielding

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Accretion

Growth; Increase

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Pugilist

Boxer

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Decipher

Interpret secret code

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Stringent

Binding; Rigid

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Kudos

Honor; Glory; Praise

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Alleviate

Relieve

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Bauble

Trinket; Trifle

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Charisma

Divine gift; Great popular charm or appeal​ of a political leader

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Trepidation

Fear; Nervous apprehension

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Recipient

Receiver

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Imperative

Absolutely necessary; Critically important