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Flashcards in Words 3 Deck (22):
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incipient

in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop

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incongruous

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

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detritus

waste or debris of any kind

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rubric

any established mode of conduct or procedure; protocol

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obstreperous

noisy, clamorous, or boisterous

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surfeit

an excessive amount of something

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mordant

humor that is sharp and critical; biting.

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affectation

Speech, writing, or behavior that is artificial and designed to impress; a facade

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facile

easily achieved; effortless; superficial

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redoubtable

causing fear or alarm; formidable; worthy of respect

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quixotic

foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals

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putative

commonly accepted; assumed to exist or to have existed

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acolyte

one who attends or assists a leader

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calumny

a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation

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prosaic

dull; ordinary; unimaginative

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lurid

gruesome; causing horror or revulsion

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bromide

a statement that is intended to make people feel happier or calmer but that is not original or effective

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patois

jargon; the characteristic special language of an occupational or social group

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enmity

positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will

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abide

To bear patiently; tolerate; to endure without yielding

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red herring

something that distracts attention from the real issue

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non sequitur

a statement (such as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said