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Flashcards in Word List 53 Deck (45):
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Apocryphal

Untrue; Made up

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Verbiage

Pompous array of words

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Comatose

In a coma; Extremely sleepy

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Elliptical

Oval; Ambiguous, either purposely or because key words have been left out

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Simulate

Feign

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Armada

Fleet of warships

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Persona

Public personality or façade

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Retract

Withdraw; Take back

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Apologist

One who writes in defense of a cause or institution

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Expropriate

Take possession of

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Punctilious

Laying stress on niceties of conduct or form; Minutely attentive to fine points (perhaps too much so)

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Facsimile

Copy

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Fallacious

False; Misleading

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Ecstasy

Rapture; Joy; Any overpowering emotion

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Bungle

Mismanage; Blunder

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Enhance

Increase; Improve

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Despondent

Depressed; Gloomy

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Peripheral

Marginal; Outer

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Academic

Related to a school; Not practical or directly useful

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Bemoan

Lament; Express disapproval of

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Resigned

Accepting one's fate; Unresisting; Patiently submissive

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Disseminate

Distribute; Spread; Scatter (like seeds)

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Treatise

Article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly

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Vigor

Active strength

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Nettle

Annoy; Vex

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Vivacious

Animated; Lively

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Disheveled

Untidy

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Provisional

Tentative

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Piebald

Mottled; Spotted

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Invulnerable

Incapable of injury

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Furtive

Stealthy; Sneaky

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Propitiate

Appease

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Loll

Lounge about

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Babble

Chatter idly

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Equivocal

Ambiguous; Intentionally misleading

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Profligate

Dissipated; Wasteful; Wildly immoral

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Sordid

Filthy; Base; Vile

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Irreparable

Not able to be corrected or repaired

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Pique

Provoke or arouse; Annoy

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Spartan

Avoiding luxury and comfort; Sternly disciplined

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Pander

Cater to the low desires of others

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Amenities

Convenient features; Courtesies

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Hodgepodge

Jumble; Mixture of ill-suited elements

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Stint

Be thrifty; Set limits

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Corrugated

Wrinkled; Ridged