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Flashcards in Word List 7 Deck (64):
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archetype

classic example of

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clemency

mercy

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disinterested

unbiased

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flout

defy; reject

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ingénue

naive, unsophisticated person

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mendacious

given to lying

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paucity

shortage

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protean

changeable

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sophomoric

juvenile; immature

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venal

corrupt; can be bribed

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disparage

criticize, belittle

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ingrate

an ungrateful person

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mercenary

concerned only with money

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peccadillo

minor weakness; trivial offense

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soporific

inducing sleep

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veneer

surface coating

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disparity

an inequality

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fly-by-night

unreliable; disreputable

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inimical

hostile

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pedant

persons who insists on strict adherence to rules or narrow learning

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venerate

revere, worship

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artifice

deception, trickery

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coalesce

come together; merge

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dispassionate

neutral; objective

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forensic

concerned with argument or debate (esp. for legal evidence)

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provincial

unsophisticated; narrow-minded

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specious

false

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venial

minor; unimportant

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artisan

craftsman

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disseminating

circulating; broadcasting; spreading (information)

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fortitude

bravery

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innocuous

harmless; inoffensive

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peerless

without equal

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prudent

cautious; wise

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veracity

truthfulness

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ascetic

without luxuries; severely simple

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diurnal

active in daytime

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fortuitous

happening by chance

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pejorative

derogatory

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puerile

childish

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assiduous

thorough, diligent

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cogent

lucid; well-argued

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fractious

irritable; difficult to control

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inscrutable

mysterious; impenetrable

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mettle

courage, bravery, valor

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pellucid

transparently clear

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punctilious

paying attention to small details

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spurious

false

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assuage

to calm

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cogitate

to think over something; ponder

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insentient

unfeeling

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milieu

environment

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purloin

steal

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dogmatic

having stubbornly held opinions

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insipid

dull, bland, boring

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penury

poverty

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pusillanimous

cowardly

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staid

dull; sober; serious

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vestigial

not developed

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asylum

place of refuge or safety

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collate

arrange in order

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dolt

stupid person

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misanthrope

hater of the rest of mankind

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vignette

small sketch