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Flashcards in Word List 22 Deck (46):
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Centurion

Roman army officer

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Taut

Tight; Ready

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Sentinel

Sentry; Lookout

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Tautology

Unnecessary repetition

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Collateral

Security given for loan

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Denigrate

Blacken; Defame; Sully

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Incongruous

Not fitting; Absurd

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Lateral

Coming from the side

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Kernel

Central or vital part; Whole seed (as of corn)

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Gouge

tear out

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Molten

Melted

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Outstrip

Surpass; Outdo

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Obsequious

Slavishly attentive; Servile; Sycophantic

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Stratagem

Deceptive scheme

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Dogged

Determined; Stubborn

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Dog

Track like a hound; Worry as if by pursuit with dogs

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Fatalism

Belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control

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Migrant

Changing its habitat; Wandering

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Sadistic

Inclined to cruelty

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Delusion

False belief; Hallucination

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Pitfall

Hidden danger; Concealed trap

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Indeterminate

Uncertain; Not clearly fixed; Indefinite

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Causal

Implying a cause-and-effect relationship

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Regal

Royal

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Unrequited

Not reciprocated

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Gaunt

Lean and angular; Barren

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Ingrate

Ungrateful person

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Stem from

Arise from

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Intelligentsia

The intelligent and educated classes (often used derogatorily)

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Assay

Analyze; Evaluate; A chemical test to determine the presence or quantity of a substance

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Extrinsic

External; Not essential; Extraneous

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Contrived

Forced; Artificial; Not spontaneous

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Pillage

Plunder

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Animus

Hostile feeling or intent; Intention, objective

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Obstetrician

Physician specializing in delivery of babies

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Exemplify

Serve as an example of; Embody

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Voracious

Ravenous

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Strew

Spread randomly; Sprinkle; Scatter

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Malfeasance

Wrongdoing

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Insubstantial

Lacking substance; Insignificant; Frail

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Ineffectual

Not effective; Weak

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Scabbard

Case for a sword blade; Sheath

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Discount

Disregard; Dismiss; A reduction in price

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Temporal

Not lasting forever; Limited by time; Secular

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Quarantine

Isolation of person or ship to prevent spread of infection

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Chafe

Warm or make score by rubbing; Irritate, annoy, vex