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Flashcards in Word List 8 A-D Deck (43):
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accost

to approach and speak to

2

acrimonious

bitter, as in feeling, language, or tone

3

afforded

allowed

4

analgesic

painkiller

5

anomaly

unusual event or thing

6

antidote

cure

7

apocryphal

false, of doubtful origin

8

arson

crime involving fire

9

assailable

able to be attacked, vulnerable

10

asunder

not whole, in two or more parts

11

august

dignified, serious

12

avarice

greed

13

bask

to enjoy, to lie in a pleasant warmth

14

beguile

to fool

15

beseech

to request urgently

16

bilk

to steal, to cheat

17

blight

widespread disease

18

boon

a benefit

19

bridle

1. strap used to steer horses
2. to become angry

20

capitulate

to give in, to agree

21

catacomb

cave, underground cemetery

22

celerity

speed

23

chasten

to punish, to discipline

24

cognate

something related by birth or origin

25

coiffure

hairdo

26

comatose

unconscious, in a coma

27

confluence

a flowing together of (e.g. streams)

28

conjecture

guests

29

craven

cowardly

30

curmudgeon

cranky, irritable old man

31

decry

to insult publicly

32

defile

to dirty

33

deplore

to regret deeply, to mourn

34

derisive

ridiculing, mocking

35

destitute

very poor

36

diaphanous

1. see-through
2. delicate, fragile

37

disconcerting

upsetting

38

disparage

to criticize, to put down

39

disquietude

uneasiness, anxiety

40

dissonance

lack of harmony

41

diurnal

during the daytime

42

double-dealer

liar, hypocrite

43

drivel

nonsense