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Flashcards in Word List 68 Deck (45):
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Utopia

Ideal place, state, or society

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Riveting

Absorbing; Engrossing

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Vouchsafe

Grant; Choose to give in reply; Permit

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Succor

Aid; Assist; Comfort

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Decry

Express strong disapproval of; Disparage

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Bigotry

Stubborn intolerance

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Paradox

Something apparently contradictory in nature; Statement that looks false but is actually correct

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Compact

Agreement; Contract

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Dispirited

Lacking in spirit

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Idiom

Expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; Distinctive style

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Conceit

Vanity o self-love; Whimsical idea; Extravagant metaphor

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Artisan

Manually skilled worker; Craftsman, as opposed to artist

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Intangible

Not able to be perceived by touch; Vague

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Belabor

Explain to go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; Attack verbally

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Misnomer

Wrong name; Incorrect designation

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Progeny

Children; Offspring

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Barrage

Barrier laid down by artillery fire

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Cloister

Monastery or convent

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Unpalatable

Distasteful; Disagreeable

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Expository

Explanatory; Serving to explain

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Chortle

Chuckle with delight

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Sacrosanct

Most sacred; Inviolable

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Emollient

Soothing or softening remedy

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Larder

Pantry; Place where food is kept

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Lexicographer

Compiler of a dictionary

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Malefactor

Evildoer; Criminal

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Libretto

Text of an opera

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Monolithic

Solidly uniform; Unyielding

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Rancor

Bitterness; Hatred

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Incessant

Uninterrupted; Unceasing

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Embrace

Hug; adopt or espouse; Accept readily; Encircle; Include

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Iridescent

Exhibiting rainbow like colors

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Diagnosis

Art of identifying a disease; Analysis of a condition

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Impale

Pierce

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Opaque

Dark; Not transparent

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Posthumous

After death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death)

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Swarthy

Dark; Dusky

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Equable

Tranquil; Steady; Uniform

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Appellation

Name; Title

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Pensive

Dreamily thoughtful; Thoughtful with a hint of sadness; Contemplative

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Seep

Ooze; Trickle

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Ambulatory

Able to walk; Not bedridden

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Abnegation

Repudiation; Self-sacrifice

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Toady

Servile flatterer

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Indentation

Notch; Deep recess