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Flashcards in Word List 6 Deck (65):
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choleric

easily angered

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fecund

fertile

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marshal

to gather together

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parity

equality

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servile

overly submissive; groveling

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usurp

take someone's position (usually by force)

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chronicler

person who records historical information

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dirge

mournful song

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felicitous

apt

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ineffable

cannot be expressed in words

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marsupial

pouched mammal (i.e. kangaroo)

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parochial

narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters

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profundity

depth

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utilitarian

useful

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circuitous

indirect

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disapprobation

disapproval

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martinet

a person who believes in strict discipline

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proletarian

member of the working class

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skirmish

minor battle

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utopian

a believer in an ideal world

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apocryphal

of doubtful origin

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circumlocution

using too many words; long-windedness

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inertia

inactivity, lethargy

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masochist

person who intentionally inflicts pain on himself

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parry

ward off; avoid

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prolific

producing a lot

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vacillate

waver, hesitate

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circumscribe

limit

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discord

disagreement

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finesse

skill

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matriarchy

society governed by women

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parsimonious

economical, frugal, thrifty

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proponents

promoters, supporters

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vacuous

empty; silly; meaningless

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circumspect

cautious; considering all sides

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discordancy

cacophony,; harshness; jarring

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fitful

not continuous; stopping and starting

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inexorable

relentless

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maverick

a loner

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parsimony

stinginess; frugality; cost-cutting

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prosaic

dull, boring, ordinary

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smorgasbord

a Swedish buffet of cold dishes

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vagrant

person wandering without a home

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arable

can be cultivated

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flagrant

clearly wrong

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inexpedient

not advisable

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partisan

biased; one-sided; committed to one group

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proscribe

forbid

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vapid

dull, uninspiring

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clairvoyant

psychic, mystic

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pathos

evoking sadness or pity

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prosody

study of versification

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variegated

speckled, multicolored

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arcane

obscure; only known to a few people

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clamor

shout; scream

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discursiveness

long-windedness; indirectness

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mellow

soft; melodious; ripe

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prostration

lying face down; be overcome with extreme weakness

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somnambulist

sleepwalker

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vehemence

violence; fervor; forcefulness

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clandestine

secret; covert; stealthy

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flippant

making jokes about serious matters

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menagerie

collection of animals

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soothsayer

fortuneteller

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vehement

forceful