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Flashcards in Word List 71 Deck (45):
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Deranged

Insane

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Rationalize

Give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable one; Offer an excuse

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Choleric

Hot-tempered

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Protean

Versatile; Able to take on many shapes

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Hiatus

Gap; Interruption in duration of continuity; Pause

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Laceration

Torn, ragged wound

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Definitive

Final; Complete

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Graphic

Pertaining to the art of delineating; Vividly described

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Enfranchise

To admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote)

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Gargantuan

Huge; Enormous

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Slapdash

Haphazard; Careless; Sloppy

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Comeuppance

Rebuke; Deserts

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Potent

Powerful; Persuasive; Greatly influential

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Reprisal

Retaliation

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Ballast

Heavy substance used to add stability or weight

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Ignite

Kindle; Light

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Philanderer

Faithless lover; Flirt

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Absolute

Complete; Totally unlimited; Certain

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Rivulet

Small stream

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Aseptic

Preventing infection; Having a cleansing effect

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Wispy

Thin; Slight; Barely discernible

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Portly

Stately; Stout

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Jettison

Throw overboard

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Abstinence

Restraint from eating or drinking

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Drab

Dull; Lacking color; Cheerless

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Assimilate

Absorb; Cause to become homogeneous

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Aria

Operatic solo

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Countenance

Face

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Angular

Sharp-cornered; Stiff in manner

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Inverse

Opposite

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Nominal

In name only; Trifling

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Prelude

Introduction; Forerunner

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Nonplus

Bring to halt by confusion; Perplex

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Aggrandize

Increase or intensify

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration; Overstatement

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Prodigal

Wasteful; Reckless with money

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Equivocate

Lie; Mislead; Attempt to conceal the truth

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Legend

Explanatory list of symbols on a map

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Addiction

Compulsive, habitual need

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Avert

Prevent; Turn away

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Prolong

Make longer; Draw out; Lengthen

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Provident

Displaying foresight; Thrifty; Preparing for emergencies

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Olfactory

Concerning the sense of smell

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Touchy

Sensitive; Irascible

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Inegrity

Uprightness; Wholeness