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Flashcards in Word List 54 Deck (45):
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Truism

Self-evident truth

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Curmudgeon

Churlish, miserly individual

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Dupe

Someone easily fooled

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Carnage

Destruction of life

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Exotic

Not native; Strange

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Waggish

Mischievous; Humorous; Tricky

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Autocratic

Having absolute, unchecked power; Dictatorial

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Pacifist

One opposed to force; Anti militarist

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Amplify

Broaden or clarify by expanding; Intensify; Make stronger

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Sinister

Evil

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Chide

Scold

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Exceptionable

Objectionable

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Incipient

Beginning; In an early stage

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Fastidious

Difficult to please; Squeamish

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Bustle

Move about energetically; Teem

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Hoax

Trick; Practical joke

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Bereft

Deprived of; Lacking; Desolate because of a loss

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Whimsical

Capricious; Fanciful

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Abscond

Depart secretly and hide

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Furlough

Leave of absence; Vacation granted a soldier or civil servant

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Inept

Lacking skill; Unsuited; Incompetent

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Mannered

Affected; Not natural

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Arboretum

Place where different tree varieties are exhibited

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Plumage

Feathers of a bird

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Apocalyptic

Prophetic; Pertaining to revelations

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Misconception

Mistaken idea

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Redolent

Fragrant; Odorous; Suggestive of an odor

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Insurrection

Rebellion; Uprising

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Obsessive

Related to thinking about something constantly; Preoccupying

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Hover

Hand about; Wait nearby

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Corporeal

bodily; Material

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Espionage

Spying

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Nostalgia

Homesickness; Longing for the past

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Importunate

Urging; Demanding

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Lope

Gallop slowly

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Incrustation

Hard coating or crust

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Metallurgical

Pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores

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Pertinent

To the point; Relevant

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Abstemious

Sparing in eating and drinking; Temperate

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Anonymity

State of being nameless; Anonymousness

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Drudgery

Menial work

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Whinny

Neigh like a horse, esp. in a gentle tone

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Parsimony

Stinginess; Excessive frugality

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Bombastic

Pompous; Using inflated language

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Seedy

Run-down; Decrepit; Disreputable