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Flashcards in Word List 60 Deck (45):
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Incantation

Singing or chanting of magic spells; Magical formula

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Cupidity

Greed

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Totter

Move steadily; Sway, as if about to fall

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Rigid

Stiff and unyielding; Strict; Hard and unbending

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Misgivings

Doubts

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Paean

Song of praise or joy

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Stalemate

Deadlock

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Scad

A great quantity

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Concentric

Having a common center

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Inscrutable

Impenetrable; Not readily understood; Mysterious

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Pervasive

Pervading; Spreading throughout every part

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Inimical

Unfriendly; Hostile; Harmful; Detrimental

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Appease

Pacify or soothe; Relieve

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Dossier

File of documents on a subject

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Behemoth

Huge creature; Monstrous animal

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Prate

Speak foolishly; Boast idly

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Vacuous

Empty; Inane

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Lackadaisical

Lacking purpose or zest; Halfhearted; Languid

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Opalescent

Iridescent; Lustrous

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Caption

Title; Chapter heading; Text under illustration

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Intuition

Immediate insight; Power of knowing without reasoning

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Quay

Dock; Landing place

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Allusion

Indirect reference

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Betroth

Become engaged to marry

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Volition

Act of making a conscious choice

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Hierarchy

Arrangement by rank or standing; Authoritarian body divided into ranks

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Matriarch

Woman who rules a family or larger social group

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Generate

Cause; Produce; Create

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Epic

Long heroic poem, or similar work of art

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Friction

Clash in opinion; Rubbing against

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Cantankerous

Ill humored; Irritable

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Withhold

Refuse to give; Hold back

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Accessible

Easy to approach; Obtainable

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Quorum

Number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

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Subterfuge

Deceitful stratagem; Pretense; Evasion

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Remiss

Negligent

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Striated

Marked with parallel bands; Grooved

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Beget

Father; Produce; Give rise to

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Bogus

Counterfeit; Not authentic

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Anthropologist

A student of the history and science of mankind

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Embezzlement

Stealing

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Genesis

Beginning; Origin

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Neologism

New or newly coined word or phrase

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Transmute

Change; Convert to something different

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Pliable

Flexible; Yielding; Adaptable