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Flashcards in word list 3 Deck (15):
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curtail

To cut short or reduce

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discriminate

To make or recognize clear distinctions

3

espionage

the act of spying, especially a government spy obtaining secrets of another government

4

inalienable

not able to be taken or given away

5

incarcerate

to confine or to put in prison

6

indignity

an insult to one's pride; offensive or humiliating treatment

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indiscriminate

not market by careful distinctions; haphazard

8

infamous

having a very bad reputation; notorious

9

intercede

to act or plead on another's behalf; to try to smooth the differences between two parties

10

malign

to say negative and unfair things about; slander

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perpetrate

to commit, as a crime or other antisocial act

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rampant

threateningly wild, without restraint or control; widespread

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rancor

a deep, long-held feeling of hatred or bitterness

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reparation

a mending or repair

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smattering

superficial, scattered knowledge