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Flashcards in Word List 8 Deck (45):
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Lurid

Wild; Sensational; Graphic; Gruesome

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Perimeter

Outer boundary

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Fruition

Bearing of fruit; Fulfillment; Realization

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Epistolary

Consisting of letters (correspondence; mail)

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Jostle

Shove; Bump

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Component

Element; Ingredient

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Heed

Pay attention to; Consider

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Cherubic

Angelic; Innocent-looking

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Limerick

Humorous short verse

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Propagate

Multiply; Spread

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Brindled

Tawny or grayish with streaks or spots

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Filch

Steal

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Tenacity

Firmness; Persistence

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Gawk

Stare foolishly; Look in open-mouthed awe

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Seminary

School for training future ministers; Academy for young women

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Milieu

Environment; Means of expression

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Equilibrium

Balance

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Renovate

Restore to good condition; Renew

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Plaintive

Mournful

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Infidel

Unbeliever

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Incarcerate

Imprison

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Accommodate

Oblige or help someone; Adjust or bring into harmony; Adapt

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Plight

Condition, state (espetially a bad state or condition); Predicament

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Castigate

Criticize severely; Punish

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Emancipate

Set free

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Terrestrial

Earthly (as opposed to celestial); Pertaining to the land

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Caliber

Ability; Quality

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Ruthless

Pitiless; Cruel

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Eon

Long period of time; An age

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Parallelism

State of being parallel; Similarity

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Acme

Top; Pinnacle

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Alliteration

Repetition of beginning sound in poetry

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Lucrative

Profitable

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Erode

Eat away

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Debris

Rubble

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Cameo

Shell or jewel carved in relief; Star's special appearance in a minor role in a film

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Fetter

Shackle

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Sully

Tarnish; Soil

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Conviction

Judgement that someone is guilty of a crime; Strongly held belief

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Simple

Smirk; Smile affectedly

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Grandiose

Pretentious; High-flown; Ridiculously exaggerated; Impressive

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Antipathy

Aversion; Dislike

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Inchoate

Recently begun; Rudimentary; Elementary

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Miasma

Swamp gas; Heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; Pervasive corrupting influence

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Enduring

Lasting; Surviving