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Flashcards in Word List 39 Deck (45):
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Doggerel

Poor verse

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Disgruntle

Make discontented

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Caricature

Distortion; Burlesque

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Guileless

Without deceit

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Implication

Something hinted at or suggested

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Embed

Enclose; Place in something

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Snivel

Run at the nose; Snuffle; Whine

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Slacken

Slow up; Loosen

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Claustrophobia

Fear of being locked in a small close space

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Philistine

Narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain

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Trite

Hackneyed; Commonplace

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Malcontent

Person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs

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Firebrand

Hothead; Troublemaker

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Explicit

Totally clear; Definite; Outspoken

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Incontinent

Lacking self-restraint; Licentious; Unable to retain a bodily discharge (as urine) voluntarily

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Jocose

Given to joking

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Badinage

Teasing conversation

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Indigent

Poor; Destitute

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Rarefied

Made less dense (of a gas); Esoteric; Very high and pure; Grand

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Bereavement

State of being deprived of something valuable or beloved

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Adventitious

Accidental; Casual

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Irreconcilable

Incompatible; Not able to be resolved

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Recrimination

Countercharges

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Duplicity

Double-dealing; Hypocrisy

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Fell

Cut or knock down; Bring down (with a missile)

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Discredit

Defame; Destroy confidence in; Disbelieve

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Ardent

Intense; Passionate; Zealous

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Distend

Expand; Swell out

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Nocturnal

Done at night

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Duress

Forcible restraint, especially unlawfully

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Moratorium

Legal delay of payment; A suspension of activity

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Vertigo

Severe dizziness

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Lackluster

Dull

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Fatuous

Foolish; Inane

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Dissonance

Discord

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Arrears

Being behind in repaying debt

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Stigma

Token of disgrace; Brand

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Abusive

Coarsely insulting; Physically harmful

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Liability

Drawback; Debts

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Tome

Large volume

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Lunar

Pertaining to the moon

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Cerebration

Thought

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Swarm

Dense moving crowd; Large group of honeybees

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Defunct

Dead; No longer in use or existence

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Naiveté

Quality of being unsophisticated; Simplicity; Artlessness; Gullibility