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Flashcards in Word List 55 Deck (45):
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Ensconce

Settle comfortable

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Impasse

Predicament from which there is no escape; Deadlock

3

Fluke

Unlikely occurrence; Stroke of fortune

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Lionize

Treat as a celebrity

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Frivolous

Lacking in seriousness; Self-indulgently carefree; Relatively unimportant

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Trajectory

Path taken by a projectile

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Bicameral

Two-chambered, as a legislative body

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Furor

Frenzy; Great excitement

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Hypochondriac

Person unduly worried about his health; Worrier without cause about illness

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Maniacal

Raging mad; Insane

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Onus

Burden; Responsibility

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Parasite

Animal or plant living on another; Toady; Sycophant

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Bludgeon

Club; Heavy-headed weapon

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Entity

Read being

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Bilious

Suffering from indigestion; Irritable

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Repel

Drive away; Disgust

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Materialism

Preoccupation with physical comforts and things

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Atone

Make amends for; Pay for

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Infernal

Pertaining to hell; Devilish

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Accelerate

Move faster

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Slovenly

Untidy; Careless in work habits

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Mystify

Bewilder purposely

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Avarice

Greediness for wealth

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Detached

Emotionally removed; Calm and objective; Physically unconnected

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Supposition

Hypothesis; The act of supposing

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Encipher

Encode; Convert a message into code

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Address

Direct a speech to; Deal with or discuss

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Bravado

Swagger; Assumed air of defiance

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Amorous

Moved by sexual love; Loving

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Incite

Arouse to action; Goad; Motivate; Induce to exist

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Enigma

Puzzle; Mystery

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Malaise

Uneasiness; Vague feeling of ill health

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Mendacious

Lying; Habitually dishonest

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Whelp

Young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.

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Fret

To be annoyed or vexed

36

Galleon

Large sailing ship

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Horticultural

Pertaining to cultivation of gardens

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Fidelity

Loyalty

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Lugubrious

Mournful

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Munificent

Very generous

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Desecrate

Profane; Violate the sanctity f

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Affable

Easily approachable; Warmly friendly

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Arbitrator

Judge

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Censure

Blame; Criticize

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Derelict

Abandoned; Negligent