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Flashcards in Word List 5 Deck (57):
1

anecdote

a brief amusing story; She told anecdotes to her grandchildren.

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celerity

speed; The runner's celerity was amazing.

3

dexterous

skillful with hands; The woodcarver was extremely dexterous.

4

maladroit

unskillful; He plays sports in a very maladroit way.

5

pallid

pale; Your face is pallid.

6

unequivocal

clear; There is unequivocal proof of the crime.

7

censorious

critical; The censorious professor yelled at his student.

8

palpable

easily felt; easily perceived; There was palpable resentment.

9

unfetter

set free; The unfettered animals raced into the wild.

10

censure

blame; She is the victim and should not be censured.

11

didactic

instructive; This chapter is on didactic poetry.

12

extrinsic

irrelevant; on the outside; Those facts are extrinsic to this case.

13

inconsequential

insignificant; He was punished for something inconsequential.

14

malediction

a curse; The witch whispered a malediction.

15

panacea

remedy for all ills; That medicine is not a panacea.

16

prevaricate

speak misleadingly and evasively; The conman spoke in a prevaricate manner.

17

scuttle

to sink; The boat scuttled to the bottom of the ocean.

18

unfrock

to remove a priest from his position; The priest was unfrocked due to the scandal.

19

annex

take possession of; The army annexed the camp.

20

cerebral

intellectual; The topic is cerebral, and does not appeal to emotions.

21

diffident

lacking confidence; You cannot be diffident in an interview.

22

malefactor

a wrong-doer; The malefactor ran from the cops.

23

unprecedented

never having happened before; The event was unprecedented.

24

certitude

certainty; He spoke with certitude, reassuring me.

25

indelible

cannot be wiped out; The ink is indelible.

26

malinger

deliberately avoid work; She malingered and went on a trip.

27

paradox

apparently contradictory statement; It is a paradox that can't be explained.

28

charlatan

trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have; He is a showman with a touch of charlatan.

29

dike

dam; They built a temporary dike of sandbags.

30

fanatical

obsessive; The rock star has many fanatical followers.

31

indifferent

neutral; not outstanding; The performance was indifferent.

32

paragon

a perfect example; He is the paragon of efficiency.

33

unwitting

not deliberate; His unwitting remark still hurt her.

34

chary

wary of; reluctant to give; He is very chary of his praise.

35

dilatory

slow; falling behind with one's work; His injury has had dilatory effects.

36

fanaticism

passion; excessive devotion; Her fanaticism with him is worrisome.

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prodigal

wasteful; He is a prodigal spender.

38

sequester

isolate; The virus must be sequestered.

39

upbraid

scold; The soldier was upbraided for his cowardice.

40

antediluvian

very old-fashioned; His views are too antediluvian.

41

fastidious

overly particular; The child is a fastidious eater and won't eat most things.

42

indolence

laziness; Your indolence is unacceptable in the workplace.

43

prodigious

very large; I received a prodigious research grant.

44

serendipity

fortunate coincidence; Meeting my husband was pure serendipity.

45

uproarious

hilarious; He let out an uproarious laugh.

46

anthology

a book with a collection of poems or stories; The anthology has many great stories.

47

chicanery

trickery; He resorted to chicanery to get the job.

48

dilettante

person who dabbles in a subject without serious study; She is a dilettante in the arts.

49

fatuous

silly; It is fatuous to book a flight without having solid plans.

50

inductee

novice; He is an inductee in music.

51

profane

unholy; Drop your profane manner.

52

upshot

outcome; The upshot of the disagreement was an end of the relationship.

53

anthropocentrism

putting man at the center of one's philosophy; Your anthropocentrism is just arrogance.

54

chimerical

changeable; Your plan is chimerical and not thought out.

55

pariah

outcast from society; She has become a pariah due to her scandals.

56

serrated

jagged; The blade of the bread knife was serrated.

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urbane

sophisticated; The billionaire spoke in an urbane manner.