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Flashcards in Word List 9 Deck (45):
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Ethnic

Relating to races

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Adroit

Skillful

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Bluster

Blow in heavy gusts; Threaten emptily; Bully; Noisy, violent, or threatening talk

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Quip

Taunt

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Libel

Defamatory statement; Act of writing something that smears a person's character

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Topography

Physical features of a region

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Bandy

Discuss lightly or glibly; Exchange (words) heatedly

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Uninhibited

Unrepressed

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Sheathe

Place into a case

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Rectitude

Uprightness; Moral virtue; Correctness of judgement

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Atypical

Not normal

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Oscillate

Vibrate pendulum-like; Waver

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Manifest

Evident; Visible; Obvious

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Lull

Moment of calm

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Anthology

Book of literary selections by various authors

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Imbibe

Drink in

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Disjointed

Disconnected

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Rationale

Fundamental reason or justification; Grounds for an action

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Iconoclastic

Attacking cherished traditions

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Devotee

Enthusiastic follower

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Detraction

Slandering; Aspersion

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Dwindle

Shrink; Reduce

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Excoriate

Scold with biting harshness; Strip the skin off

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Bloated

Swollen or puffed as with water or air

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Sunder

Separate; Part

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Astronomical

Enormously large or extensive

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Pontifical

Pertaining to a bishop or pope; Pompous or pretentious

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Motif

Theme

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Veer

Change in direction

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Actuarial

Calculating; Pertaining to insurance statistics

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Virtuoso

Highly skilled artist

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Surly

Rude; Cross

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Solitude

State of being alone; Seclusion

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Apposite

Appropriate; Fitting

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Sequester

Isolate; Retire from public life; Segregate; Seclude

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Recast

Reconstruct (a sentence, story)

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Boisterous

Violent; Rough; Noisy

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Gruesome

Grisly; Horrible

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Forswear

Renounce; Abandon

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Doldrums

Blues; Listlessness; Slack period

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Skeptic

Doubter: Person who suspends judgment until the evidence supporting a point of view has been examined

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Buffet

Slap; Batter; Knock about; A meal at which people help themselves

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Inequity

Unfairness

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Hibernate

Sleep throughout the winter

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Relish

Savor; Enjoy