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Flashcards in Word List 52 Deck (45):
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Solace

Comfort in trouble

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Askance

With a sideways or indirect look

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Asperity

Sharpness (of temper)

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Entice

Lure; Attract; Tempt

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Solicitous

Worried; Concerned

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Personable

Attractive

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Reserve

Self-control; Formal but distant manner

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Wanton

Unrestrained; Willfully malicious; Unchaste

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Insensible

Unconscious; Unresponsive

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Stifle

Suppress; Extinguish; Inhibit

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Waive

Give up temporarily; Yield

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Peregrination

Journey

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Esoteric

Hard to understand; Known only to the chosen few

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Sublime

Exalted or noble and uplifting; Utter

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Cognitive

Having to do with knowing or perceiving; related to the mental processes

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Introspective

Looking within oneself

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Heckler

Person who harasses others

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Chronicle

Report; Record (in chronological order)

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Commandeer

To draft for military purposes; To take for public use

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Bolter

Support; Reinforce

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Watershed

Crucial dividing point

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Gusty

Windy

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Impartial

Not biased; Fair

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Abridge

Condense or shorten

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Adversity

Poverty; Misfortune

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Destitute

Extremely poor

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Tepid

Lukewarm

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Calumny

Malicious misrepresentation; Slander

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Vulnerable

Susceptible to wounds

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Influx

Flowing into

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Egregious

Notorious; Conspicuously bad or shocking

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Rancid

Having the odor of stale fat

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Chaffing

Bantering; Joking

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Piquant

Pleasantly tart-tasting; Stimulating

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Embargo

Ban on commerce or other activity

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Cohere

Stick together

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Prologue

Introduction (to poem or play)

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Squabble

Minor quarrel; Bickering

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Presage

Foretell

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Grimace

A facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc.

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Abstract

Theoretical; Not concrete; Nonrepresentational

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Indisputable

Too certain to be disputed

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Apprehension

Fear

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Tremor

Trembling; Slight quiver

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Abolish

Cancel; Put an end to