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Flashcards in Words 500-625 Deck (126):
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Vie

To compete

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Insipid

Uninteresting; having no flavor

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Convene

To bring together, like a convention

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Fortuitous

Occurring by chance (either positive it negative)

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Feasible

Capable of being done

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Guile

Slyness in dealing with others

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Kin

Ones relatives

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Apology

A defense in speech or writing of ones beliefs

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Specious

Seeming to be truthful on the surface but actually false

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Vogue

Prevailing fashion

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Extrapolate

To predict by extending known information

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Turbid

Cloudy; muddy; in a state of turmoil

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Turgid

Excessively ornate or complex in style

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Redolent

Aromatic fragrant, suggestive

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embrace

To hug; to include as part of something larger

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Entrenched

Dug in

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Enmesh

To entangle or trap, as in a net

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Comprehensive

Complete; covering broadly and all inclusively

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Fraught

Full of a particular quality

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Rue

To regret

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Venturesome

Adventurous, risky

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Noxious

Harmful to health or the mind

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Desist

To cease; stop

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Founder

To sink below the water, to fail completely

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Trudge

To walk in a heavy footed way

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Disenchant

To free from false belief

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Squalid

Having a dirty or lowly appearance

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Servile

Slavish; abjectly submissive

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Pallid

Faint in color, pale

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Assess

To estimate

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Fraternal

Showing comradeship; brotherly

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Steadfast

Loyal; faithful

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Decorum

Polite behavior

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Repine

To en discontented or unhappy, to long for something

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Authoritarian

Demanding unquestioning obedience

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Charlatan

A fake; one who pretends to have expert knowledge

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Tribulation

Great misery or distress

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Telltale

Indicating or revealing information

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Adverse

Opposed, difficult

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Astute

Showing clever awareness with respect to ones own concerns

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Conjugal

Pertaining to marriage relationships

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Reverie

Daydream

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Filial

Like or relating to a daughter or son

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Accomplice

Accessory; one who assists in a crime

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Epic

A long narrative poem in a dignified style

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Demur

To object; to disagree

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Torrid

Parched with heat; ardent kr passionate

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Undermine

To weaken

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Repartee

A quick witty reply; a series of such replies

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Elocution

The art of public speaking, with attention to delivery

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Yearn

To desire strongly

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Boor

Someone who is impolite and rude

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Dogna

A specific set of ideas or beliefs

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Secluded

Hidden; removed; sheltered

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Trifle

Something that lacks significance or worth

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Preclude

To make impossible

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Limpid

Perfectly clear

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Purse

To contract into wrinkles or folds; to pucker

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Stricture

A restraint or limit

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Retire

To retreat, as from battle

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Pact

An agreement between persons, groups or nations

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Hibernate

To sleep throughout the winter

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Paltry

Lacking importance or worth

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Clan

A group of several families descended from a common ancestor and sharing a family name

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A rejoinder

An answer esp. To another answer

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Lineage

A direct descent form an ancestor

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Mania

An excessive intense desire

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Squabble

A noisy argument.

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Ruse

An action or device intended to deceive

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Induce

To influence

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Morbid

Gruesome; awful

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Sabotage

To deliberately obstruct or destroy

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Urbane

Sophisticated

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Livid

Extremely angry; discolored as from a bruise

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Misogyny

Hatred of women

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Droll

Amusing in an odd way

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Corpulent

Very fat; obese

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Resolve

To make a firm decision; to find a solution to

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Acute

Sharp; clever; severe

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Ponderous

Clumsy and heavy; boring and labored

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Accord

Agreement

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Vanquish

To defeat

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Exasperate

To make very impatient

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Trite

Worn out, used too often

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Telling

Strikingly effective

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Voluble

Talkative

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Dampen

To deaden, restrain or repress

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Transparent

Obvious; undisguised

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Perspicacious

Having keen perception it understanding

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Tamp

To pack tightly by tapping repeatedly

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Provisional

Provided for the time being

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Nepotism

Showing favoritism to relatives

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Extant

Currently or actually existing

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Scathing

Very harsh in something, like a remark

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Sequel

Something that follows

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Caprious

Erratic; ending to change abruptly

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Headstrong

Showing determination

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Ebullient

In high spirits; boiling or seeming to boil

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Confound

To mix up or lump together indiscriminately, to confuse

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Ominous

Threatening harm

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Offset

To balance or counteract

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Alleviate

To reduce pain especially temporarily or without removing it's cause

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Reprise

A recurrence or resumption of an action

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Disparate

Entirely unlike

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Jovial

Full of hearty, playful, good humor

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Denounce

To speak out against; to acute publically

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Forbear

To be patient or avoid doing

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Elucidate

To make something clear;
To clarify

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Credible

Capable of being believed

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Tamper

To interfere, in order to damage or weaken

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Venerate

To look upon with respect and honor

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Venue

The location where something takes place

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Oasis

A fertile place in a desert dude to the presence of water

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Evacuate

To remove the contents of

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Parody

A humorous and ridiculous imitation

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Ossified

Changed to the bone, hardened

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Recondite

Not easily understood

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Malignant

Very harmful; threatening death

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Prescribe

To set down as a rule

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Sordid

Extremely dirty; morally corrupt

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Abash

To embarass

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Efficacy

The power to produce the desired effect

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Misapprehension

A misunderstanding

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Benign

Kindly; creating a favorable influence

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Baleful

Harmful or threatening harm or evil

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Credit

To believe or trust