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Flashcards in Word List 9 Deck (50):
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Abstemious

avoiding extremes

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Accrue

to gather, to increase

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Acrophobia

fear of heights

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Adulterate

to ruin, to contaminate

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Affront

insult

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Alcove

small section of a room

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Almanac

annual book of statistics

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Ambulatory

able to move

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Analogous

similar

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Annotator

commentator

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Antagonist

an opponent

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Antipathy

dislike

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Appalling

horrible; shocking

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Appropriation

setting something aside for a specific use

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Ardent

full of strong feelings

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Articulate

to speak clearly

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Assiduous

hard-working

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Atrophy

to waste away

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Auspicious

showing signs of future success

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Aversion

hatred

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Baneful

harmful

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Bastion

a fortified place

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Beleaguer

to weigh down

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Bemoan

to regret deeply

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Bequeath

to hand down

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Betoken

to be a sign of

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Billowing

rising and falling like a wave

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Blithe

happy; carefree

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Boor

rude person

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Brink

edge

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Bulwark

defensive wall

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Caliper

instrument that measure thickness

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Capricious

changeable

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Catcall

sound of disapproval

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Caulk

to seal

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Celestial

related to planets, sky or heaven

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Chameleon

something that keeps changing

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Chastise

to punish

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Chortle

to laugh

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Circumspect

careful

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Clandestine

secret; hidden

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Coarse

rough

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Cognizant

aware

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Coined

created; invented

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Comely

attractive

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Communal

shared; public

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Conciliate

to reconcile

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Confederate

friend, ally

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Confound

to confuse

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Conjugal

having to do with marriage