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Flashcards in Word List 8 Deck (68):
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colloquial

local and informal (used of language)

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dotard

foolish old man

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misnomer

wrong name

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percipient

perceptive, insightful

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quaff

drink down quickly

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vilification

blackening someone's name

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atrophy

waste away from lack of use

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collusion

plotting and planning

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drawl

speak slowly with words running together

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furtive

hidden, secret

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insurgent

a rebel

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misogynist

hater of women

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perdition

damnation

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vindicate

prove right; remove blame

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attenuate

weaken

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commandeer

take possession of

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drivel

nonsense

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interminable

never-ending

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misrepresentation

deliberately deceiving

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peremptory

in a commanding manner

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quaint

picturesque

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stevedore

dockworker

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virtuoso

an accomplished musician

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augment

increase; make bigger

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complacent

self-satisfied; smug

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droll

dryly amusing

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galleon

ancient type of sailing ship

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mitigate

lessen; make less severe

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perfidy

treachery

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quandary

dilemma, puzzle

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virulent

dangerous, harmful

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auspicious

favorable; promising to turn out well

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compliant

easy to control; submissive

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gambol

frolic; leap; bound

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intransigence

stubbornness

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perfunctory

superficial; cursory

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austere

severely plain

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concatenate

link together

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intransigent

stubborn; unyielding

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peripatetic

nomadic; moving from place to place

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quarry

something that is hunted; mine for stone

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stoke

add fuel to; strengthen

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vitriolic

corrosive; strongly attacking

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aversion

a dislike of

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concatenation

linking into chains

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garish

gaudy

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intrepid

brave

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querulous

always complaining

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stolid

impassive; dull; indifferent

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balk

hinder and prevent; hesitate over

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conciliate

to bring together; end a dispute

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inveterate

habitual

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moratorium

temporary prohibition or halt to activity

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ebullient

very lively; cheerful; jovial; happy

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garrulous

talkative

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invidious

arousing envy

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moribund

on the point of death

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pernicious

destructive, harmful

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ramble

wander aimlessly

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strident

loud and harsh

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vociferous

noisy; loud in speech

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gaunt

emaciated; bony and angular

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inviolable

cannot be invaded

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morose

gloomy; bad-tempered

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persnickety

fastidious; fussy

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ramifications

branches; subdivisions of a complex system; outcomes

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stringent

strict, severe

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volatile

evaporates easily