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Flashcards in Word List 59 Deck (45):
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Betray

Be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly)

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Augment

Increase; Add to

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Soluble

Able to be dissolved; Able to be explained

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Symbiosis

Interdependent relationship (between groups, species), often mutually beneficial

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Admonish

Warn; Reprove

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Lunge

Quickly dive or reach forward; Thrust

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Avid

Greedy; Eager for

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Whiff

Puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.)

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Verge

Border; Edge

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Addendum

An addition or supplement

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Somber

Gloomy; Depressing; Dark; Drab

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Emendation

Correction of errors; Improvement

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Hackneyed

Commonplace; Trite

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Chastise

Punish

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Accoutre

Equip

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Demur

Object (because of doubts, scruples); Hesitate

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Monumental

Massive

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Flagrant

Conspicuously wicked; Blatant; Outrageous

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Compress

Close; Squeeze; Contract

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Annul

Make void

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Kindred

Related; Belonging to the same family

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Parity

Equality in status or amount; Close resemblance

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Anticlimax

Letdown in thought or emotion

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Litany

Supplicatory prayer

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Gentility

Those of gentle birth; Refinement

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Caustic

Burning; Sarcastically biting

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Mitigate

Appease; Moderate

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Sever

Cut; Separate

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Stint

Supply; Allotted amount; Assigned portion of work

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Novice

Beginner

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Writhe

Twist in coils; Contort in pain

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Gingerly

Very carefully

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Escapade

Prank; Flighty conduct

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Unassailable

Not subject to question; Not open to attack

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Aftermath

Consequences; Outcome; Upshot

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Intimidate

Frighten

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Cajole

Coax; Wheedle

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Spontaneity

Lack of premeditation; Naturalness; Freedom from constraint

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Metaphysical

Pertaining to speculative philosophy

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Belie

Contradict; Give a false impression

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Legacy

A gift made by a will

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Gourmand

Epicure; Person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink

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Epicure

Connoisseur of food and rink

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Decomposition

Decay

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Fallow

Plowed but not sowed; Uncultivated