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Flashcards in Word List 28 Deck (45):
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Penchant

Strong inclination; Liking

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Latent

Potential but undeveloped; Dormant; Hidden

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Sententious

Terse; Concise; Aphoristic

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Mobile

Movable; Not fixed

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Rebuttal

Refutation; Response with contrary evidence

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Kindle

Start a fire; Inspire

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Phenomena

Observable facts; Subjects of scientific investigation

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Prestige

Impression produced by achievements or reputation

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Ungainly

Awkward; Clumsy; Unwieldy

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Elixir

Cure-all; Something invigorating

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Feral

Not domestic; Wild

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Saturnine

Gloomy

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Trifling

Trivial; Unimportant

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Exorcise

Drive out evil spirits

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Nuptial

Related to marriage

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Loathe

Detest; Loath (disinclined)

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Expedite

Hasten

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Thwart

Baffle; Frustrate

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Abundant

Plentiful; Possessing riches or resources

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Compile

Assemble; Gather; Accumulate

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Modulate

Tone down in intensity; Regulate; Change from one key to another

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Attrition

Gradual decrease in numbers; Reduction in the work force without firing employees; Wearing away of opposition by means of harassment

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Rescind

Cancel

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Epitome

Perfect example of embodiment

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Document

Provide written evidence

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Compatible

Harmonious; In harmony with

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Detonation

Explosion

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Acclivity

Sharp upslope of a hill

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Incumbent

Obligatory; Currently holding an office

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Earthy

Unrefined; Coarse

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Chasm

Abyss

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Opiate

Medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; Something that relieves emotions or causes inaction

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Accost

Approach and speak first to a person

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Cynical

Skeptical or distrustful of human motives

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Forte

Strong point or special talent

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Sanguine

Cheerful; Hopeful

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Coddle

To treat gently

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Fancy

Notion; Whim; Inclination; A liking or fondness, often transient

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Concise

Brief and compact

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Sphinx-like

Enigmatic; Mysterious

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Cater to

Supply something desired (whether good or bad)

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Sonorous

Resonant

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Unwarranted

Unjustified; Groundless; Undeserved

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Vignette

Picture; Short literary sketch

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Bulwark

Earthwork or other strong defense; Person who defends