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Flashcards in Words 8/12/12 Deck (100)
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austere

severely simple and plain

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badger

to pester

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ballistics

study of flight of projectiles

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balm

soothing

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beget

to create

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beleaguer

to harass

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bereave

suffering the death of a loved one

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beset

to harass, to surround

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bizarre

weird

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blather

to babble

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bleak

depressing and dreary

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bludgeon

to hit with heavy impact

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bucolic

country-like

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bulwark

wall of protection

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cache

hiding place

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cacophony

disharmonious sounds

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cajole

to coax

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callous

insensitive

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callow

immature and inexperienced

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candor

truthfulness

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capacious

roomy

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castigate

to criticize harshly

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catapult

to launch

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catharsis

emotional cleansing

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caucus

politics meeting

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cerebral

relating to the brain

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certify

to verify

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chasm

opening in Earth's surface

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chattel

slave

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chide

to scold

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chronic

continuous

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circa

around

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citadel

fortress

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claimant

someone who makes a claim

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cloister

a safe place

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commodious

roomy

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comprise

to be made up of

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congenial

agreeable, pleasant

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connoisseur

an expert

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consensus

agreement

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coterie

a circle of close friends

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countenance

a person's face

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coup

violent overthrow or a victorious accomplishment

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couture

fashion design

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cower

to cringe in fear

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cranny

small opening in wall

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craven

cowardly

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creditor

a person who is owed money

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criterion

criteria

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cubism

style of art with shapes

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curtail

to cut short

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curvilinear

curved lines

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damper

something that depresses

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dauntless

fearless

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dearth

lack

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debacle

a complete failure

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debase

to lower in value

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decree

a law/order

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deduce

to come to a conclusion

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defame

to slander

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deft

skillful

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demagogue

leader who gains power via emotions

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demonic

one who woks devilishly

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demur

to object

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denounce

to condemn

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desiccate

to dry out

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dilemma

a predicament

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disparage

to put down

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dispel

to drive away

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disperse

to scatter widely

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dissolution

breaking up into parts

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divine

to infer

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docile

easily taught or controlled

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doldrums

calm part of ocean

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domain

territory over which one rules

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dormant

inactive

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draconian

severe, cruel

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dromedary

one-humped camel

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dulcet

soft, soothing

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duress

restraint

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edifice

a large structure

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efface

to rub away

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egalitarian

equal

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elapse

to pass

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elfin

mischievous

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embellish

to add fake details to

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embody

to personify

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emit

to send or give out

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emulate

to imitate

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endure

to carry on through hardships

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engulf

to surround

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enrage

to infuriate

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enrapture

to delight

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ensemble

outfit or musical group

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entice

to lure

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entomb

to place as if in a tomb

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entomology

study of insects

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entreat

to plead or beg

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erudite

a scholar

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euphonious

pleasing to the ear