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Flashcards in Word List 69 Deck (45):
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Paraphrase

Restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author

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Restraint

Moderation or self-control; Controlling force; Restriction

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Necromancy

Black magic; Dealings with the dead

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Panegyric

Formal praise

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Repugnant

Loathsome; Hateful

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Dawdle

Loiter; Waste time

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Diverse

Differing in some characteristics; Various

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Bland

Soothing or mild; Agreeable

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Amphitheater

Oval building with tiers of seats

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Quagmire

Soft wet boggy land; Complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself

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Obliterate

Destroy completely

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Intricate

Complex; Knotty; Tangled

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Gambit

Opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; A stratagem

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Stupor

State of apathy; Daze; Lack of awareness

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Edict

Decree (especially issued by sovereign); Official command

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Convex

Curving outward

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Aptitude

Fitness; Talent

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Lustrous

Shining

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Fervid

Ardent

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Menial

Suitable for servants; Lowly; Mean

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Impetus

Incentive; Stimulus; Moving

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Tenure

Holding of an office; Time during which such an office is held

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Host

Great number; Person entertaining guests; Animal or plant from which a parasite gets its nourishment

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Vestige

Trace; Remains

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Panacea

Cure-all; Remedy for all diseases

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Invidious

Designed to create ill will or envy

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Missive

Letter

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Archipelago

Group of closely located islands

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Verity

Quality of being true; Lasting truth or principle

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Anarchist

Person who seeks to overturn the established government; Advocate of abolishing authority

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Engage

Attract; Hire; Pledge oneself; Confront

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Induce

Persuade; Ring about

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Catholic

Broadly sympathetic; Liberal

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Anthropomorphic

Having human form or characteristics

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Canny

Shrewd; Thrifty

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Quaint

Odd; Old-fashioned; Picturesque

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Amnesia

Loss of memory

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Stipend

Pay for services

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Insurgent

Rebellious

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Ethos

Underlying character of a culture, group

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Entrance

Put under a spell; Carry away with emotion

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Succulent

Juicy; Full of richness

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Ostracize

Exclude from public favor; Ban

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Palpitate

Throb; Flutter

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Jurisprudence

Science of law