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Flashcards in Word List 46 Deck (45):
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Fissure

Crevice

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Centripetal

Tending toward the center

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Modicum

Limited quantity

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Yoke

Join together; Unite

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Immaculate

Spotless; Flawless; Absolutely clean

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Combustible

Easily burned

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Killjoy

Grouch; Spoilsport

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Carat

Unit of weight for precious stones; Measure of fineness of gold

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Exertion

Effort; Expenditure of much physical work

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Innate

Inborn

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Scourge

Cause of widespread devastation; Whip; Severe punishment

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Excerpt

Selected passage (written or musical)

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Ratify

Approve formally; Confirm; Verify

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Statute

Law enacted by the legislature

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Compensatory

Making up for; Repaying

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Informal

Absence of ceremony; Casual

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Ferment

Agitation; Commotion

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Boycott

Refrain from buying or using

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Glib

Fluent; Facile; Slick

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Palpable

Tangible; Easily perceptible; Unmistakable

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Purported

Alleged; Claimed; Reputed or rumored

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Barb

Sharp projection from fishhook, etc.; Openly cutting remark

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Despoil

Plunder

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Ramshackle

Rickety; Falling apart

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Facet

Small plane surface (of a gem); A side

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Synoptic

Providing a general overview; Summary

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Imperious

Domineering; Haughty

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Accentuate

Emphasize; Stress

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Prescience

Ability to foretell the future

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Prolific

Abundantly fruitful

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Decapitate

Behead

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Negligible

So small, trifling, or unimportant that it may be easily disregarded

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Parable

Short, simple story teaching a moral

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Mortician

Undertaker

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Equinox

Period of equal days and nights; The beginning of spring and autumn

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Lechery

Lustfulness; Impurity in thought and deed

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Philanthropist

Lover of mankind; Der of good

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Scrutinize

Examine closely and critically

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Alloy

Mix; Make less pure; Lessen or moderate

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Potable

Suitable for drinking

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Susceptible

Impressionable; Easily influenced; Having little resistance, as to a disease; Receptive to

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Turmoil

Great commotion and confusion

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Hydrophobia

Rabies; Fear of water

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Beneficiary

Person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

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Obviate

Make unnecessary; Get rid of