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Flashcards in Word List 20 Deck (45):
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Effrontery

Shameless boldness

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Controvert

Oppose with arguments; Attempt to refute; Contradict

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Apropos

With reference to; Regarding

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Demystify

Clarity; Free from mystery or obscurity

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Coalesce

Combine; Fuse

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Ascertain

Find out for certain

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Nihilist

One who believes traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; Absolute skeptic; Revolutionary terrorist

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Hallowed

Blessed; Consecrated

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Tempestuous

Stormy; Impassioned; Violent

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Chivalrous

Courteous; Faithful; Brave

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Bolt

Dash or dart off; Fasten (a door); Gobble down

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Eloquence

Expressiveness; Persuasive speech

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Preclude

Make impossible; Eliminate

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Impart

Reveal or tell; Grant

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Hamper

Obstruct

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Agnostic

One who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality

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Gratuitous

Given freely; Unwarranted; Uncalled for

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bductionUnbridled

Violent

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Potential

Expressing possibility; Latent; Something potential

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Abduction

Kidnapping

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Wistful

Vaguely longing; Sadly thoughtful

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Indict

Charge

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Philology

Convincing

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Truculence

Aggressiveness; Ferocity

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Winsome

Agreeable; Gracious; Engaging

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Perpetuate

Make something last; Preserve from extinction

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Legerdemain

Sleight of hand

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Deft

Neat; Skillful

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Rudimentary

Not developed; Elementary; Crude

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Incriminate

Accuse

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Admonition

Warning

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Raucous

Harsh and shrill; Disorderly and boisterous

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Boorish

Rude; Clumsy; Ungentlemanly

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Biased

Slanted; Prejudiced

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Itinerary

Plan of a trip

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Propound

Put forth for analysis

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Incorporeal

Lacking a material body; Insubstantial

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Dabble

Work at in a non-serious fashion; Splash around

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Indulgent

Humoring; Yielding; Lenient

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Strut

Pompous walk; Swagger

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Muddle

Confuse; Mix up; A state of confusion

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Venturesome

Bold

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Vehement

Forceful; Intensely emotional; With marked vigor

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Eminent

High; Lofty

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Cogent

Convincing