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Flashcards in Word List 9 A-D Deck (39):
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abstemious

avoiding extremes, especially in eating and drinking

2

acrophobia

fear of heights

3

affront

insult

4

ambulatory

able to move

5

antipathy

dislike

6

appropriation

1. setting something aside for a specific use
2. seizing something

7

ardent

full of strong feelings

8

auspicious

showing signs of future success, favorable

9

baneful

harmful

10

bastion

a fortified place

11

beleaguer

to weigh down, to burden

12

bemoan

to regret deeply

13

bequeath

to hand down

14

betoken

to be a sign of, to foreshadow

15

blithe

happy, carefree

16

boor

rude person

17

bulwark

defensive wall

18

caliper

instrument that measures thickness

19

catcall

sound of disapproval

20

caulk

to seal

21

chortle

to laugh

22

circumspect

careful

23

clandestine

secret, hidden

24

comely

attractive

25

conjugal

having to do with marriage

26

contravene

to go against

27

cosmographer

one who studies the order of the universe

28

creed

a system of beliefs

29

deed

2. legal document indicating ownership

30

deftly

skillfully

31

depose

to remove from office

32

desiccate

to dry out

33

diatribe

angry speech attacking someone

34

din

loud, continuous noise

35

disparate

different

36

divest

to take something away from someone else

37

dolt

stupid person

38

dour

silent and gloomy. unfriendly

39

duplicity

hypocrisy, deception