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Flashcards in Word List 35 Deck (45):
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Depredation

Plundering

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Deplete

Reduce; Exhaust

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Travesty

Comical parody; Treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous

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Sultry

Sweltering

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Collusion

Conspiring in a fraudulent scheme

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Spangle

Small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation; Set with or as if with spangles; Adorn with small brilliant objects

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Abhor

Detest; Hate

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Deposition

Testimony under oath

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Ford

Place where a river can be crossed on foot

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Ellipsis

Omission of words from a txt

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Futile

Useless; Hopeless; Ineffectual

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Insularity

Narrow-mindedness; Isolation

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Doctrinaire

Unable to compromise about points of doctrine; Dogmatic; Unyielding

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Estranged

Separated; Alienated

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Log

Record of a voyage or flight; Record of day to day activities

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Injurious

Harmful

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Bard

Poet

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Circumlocution

Indirect or roundabout expression

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Phoenix

Symbol of immortality or rebirth

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Enmity

Ill will; Hatred

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Seamy

Sordid; Unwholesome

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Recant

Disclaim or disavow; Retract a previous statement; Openly confess error

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Defray

Pay the costs of

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Palatable

Agreeable; Pleasing to the taste

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Torpor

Lethargy; Sluggishness; Dormancy

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Dexterous

Skillful

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Impel

Drive or force onward

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Breadth

Width; Extent

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Sheaf

Bundle of stalks of grain; Any bundle of things tied together

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Lull

Soothe; Cause one to relax one's guard; Subside

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Incredulous

Withholding belief; Skeptical

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Arbitrary

Capricious; Randomly chosen; Tyrannical

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Fray

Brawl

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Arsenal

Storage place for military equipment

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Atrocity

Brutal deed

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Unassuming

Modest

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Impotent

Weak; Ineffective

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Supplant

Replace; Usurp

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Impinge

Infringe; Touch; Strike or dash especially with a sharp collision

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Loath

Reluctant; Disinclined

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Scrupulous

Conscientious; Extremely thorough

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Dissuade

Persuade not to do; Discourage

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Beguile

Mislead or delude; Pass time

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Touchstone

Stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; Criterion

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Stipulate

Make express conditions; Specify