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Flashcards in Words 8/13/12 Deck (100)
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evade

to avoid

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evoke

to produce or awaken

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exhume

to uncover

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expunge

to remove

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facilitate

to make easier

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fathom

to understand

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fawn

to show affection

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feign

to pretend

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fester

to become a source of irritation

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fickle

not loyal

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fetish

something where one has an irrational devotion to

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fjord

an inlet from the sea

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fleece

to defraud

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forage

to hunt for food

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forbear

to abstain

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forsake

to abandon

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fortuitous

fortunate

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fraught

filled with

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gamin

a neglected boy in the streets

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gazebo

an outdoor structure

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generalize

to make a general conclusion

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giddy

lighthearted and silly

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gird

to encircle with a belt

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girth

circumference

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gloat

to brag greatly

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glutton

someone who eats a lot

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gossamer

delicate

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grandiloquent

using big words to impress

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grandiose

grand and impressive

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guile

deceitfulness

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guise

appearance

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harangue

to lecture, berate

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harrowing

disturbing or frightening

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herbicide

something that kills plants

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histrionic

overly dramatic

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hoard

to accumulate

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hovel

a small miserable dwelling

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husbandry

management of resources

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idiosyncrasy

a behavioral quirk

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impede

to obstruct

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incite

to arouse to action

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incongruous

not fitting in

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infamy

a bad reputation

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insouciant

lighthearted, carefree

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intervene

to come between

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inveigle

to persuade using deception

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irascible

irritable

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joust

to engage in combat

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karma

fate, destiny

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laconic

terse, brief

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lament

to mourn

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languish

to become week or feeble

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lassitude

fatigue

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laudable

worthy of praise

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lax

careless, not tense

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legacy

a bequest

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lesion

a wound, injury

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lethargy

laziness, tiredness

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lexicon

vocabulary

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lieu

in place of

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loiter

to lag behind

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maim

to cripple or disfigure

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marauder

a raider, intruder

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marshal

to assemble together

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martyr

someone willing to sacrifice themselves

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masticate

to chew

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melancholy

gloomy, weary

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menagerie

a collection of wild animals on exhibit

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migratory

wandering, roving

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milieu

environment or surroundings

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mirage

optical illusion

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misanthropy

someone who hates mankind

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misnomer

an incorrect name

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mode

type, manner, fashion

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mores

customary cultural standards

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muse

to ponder, think about

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muster

to collect or gather

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myriad

a large number

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nepotism

favors shown by those in high positions to acquaintances

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noisome

offensive

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noxious

deadly

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oblique

not straightforward

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obtuse

difficult to comprehend

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opportune

occurring at a good time

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optimum

the most advantageous

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orthodox

conventional

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ostracize

to shun

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oust

to banish

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paradox

a situation where something is true and false

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paranoia

illness of anxiety

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parry

to ward off a blow

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partition

division

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penitent

feeling sorrow or humble

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periphery

outer edges

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permeate

to penetrate

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perverse

stubborn, intractable

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petulant

irritable, cranky

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philanthropy

love of mankind

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phobia

fear of

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photogenic

looking good in photography