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Flashcards in Word List 6 Deck (54):
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acquiesce

to agree; to give in

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altruism

goodness; selflessness

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anterior

placed in front

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aperture

opening, hole

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arcane

mysterious, secret

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ascetic

without luxuries

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bellicose

warlike in manner

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becalmed

made peaceful or still

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blunderbuss

old fashioned shotgun

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catharsis

emotional relief

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caustic

unkind; bitter; sarcastic

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colloquial

informal but common speech

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corpulent

fat

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cupidity

greed

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demographer

expert on population statistics

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didactic

preachy

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dirge

funeral song

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dither

to be indecisive

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ebullient

bubbly

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eschew

to avoid

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ethos

values of a culture

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expatriate

to remove one from their homeland

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fallow

not plowed; unfertile

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gambol

to jump or dance playfully

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gargantuan

huge

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hedonist

one who loves physical pleasures

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heretofore

until now

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iconoclast

one who attacks estsab

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indecorum

lack of good manners

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intransigent

stubborn

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lampoon

to ridicule

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maelstorm

giant whirlpool or violent storm

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nebulous

vague

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obsequious

overly submissive

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ordination

a ceremony for initiation of a priest

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parochial

narrow minded

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peccadillo

small crime

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perjure

to lie under oath

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platitude

cliche`

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polemical

deliberately controversial

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retrogress

to go back to an earlier or simpler condition

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rider

addition to a document

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sophomoric

immature

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stasis

state of not moving

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stoke

to stir up and feed fuel

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stratum

one of many layers

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subvert

to overthrow or ruin

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torrid

hot, passionate

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truncate

to shorten by cutting off

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ubiquitous

everywhere at the same time

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upbraid

to criticize harshly

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vacillate

to change back and forth

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workaday

ordinary; common; boring

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zenith

the highest point