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Flashcards in Word List 37 Deck (45):
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Pungent

Stinging; Sharp in taste or smell; Caustic

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Viable

Practical or workable; Capable o maintaining life

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Omnipotent

All-powerful

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Erotic

Pertaining to passionate love

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Frail

Weak

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Fanaticism

Excessive zeal; Extreme devotion to a belief or cause

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Prevail

Induce; Triumph over

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Impair

Injure; Hurt

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Torrid

Passionate; Hot or scorching

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Masochist

Person who enjoys his own pain

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Diva

Operatic singer; Prima donna

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Sluggish

Slow; Lazy; Lethargic

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Canto

Division of a long poem

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Prosaic

Dull and unimaginative; Matter-of-fact; Factual

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Revile

Attack with abusive language; Vilify

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Embroider

Decorate with needlework; Ornament with fancy or fictitious details

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Gratis

Free

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Cartographer

Map-maker

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Nefarious

Very wicked

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Refute

Disprove

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Appraise

Estimate value of

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Invincible

Unconquerable

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Asymmetric

Not identical on both sides of a dividing central line

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Exempt

Not subject to a duty, obligation

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Elicit

Draw out by discussion

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Azure

Sky blue

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Solemnity

Seriousness; Gravity

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Evanescent

Fleeting; Vanishing

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Efface

Rub out

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Inquisitor

Questioner (especially harsh); Investigator

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Polygamist

One who has more than one spouse at a time

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Vagrant

A homeless wanderer

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Bequeath

Leave to someone by a will; Hand down

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Cumbersome

Heavy; Hard to manage

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Facade

Front (of a building); Superficial or false appearance

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Multifarious

Varied; Greatly diversified

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Dissertation

Formal essay

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Doodle

Scribble or draw aimlessly; Waste time

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Transition

Going from one state of action to another

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Gnome

Dwarf; Underground spirit

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Nebulous

Vague; Hazy; Cloudy

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Forthright

Outspoken; Straightforward; Frank

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Serenity

Calmness; Placidity

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Virile

Manly

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Fresco

Painting on plaster (usually fresh)