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Flashcards in Words 8/15/12 Deck (100)
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pillage

to plunder, to rob

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pique

irritation

3

plight

a distressing situation

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porcine

pig-like

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potentate

an important person

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precarious

unsafe, unstable

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procrastinate

to put off until later

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proficient

good at something

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propulsive

the act of propelling

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prowess

exceptional skill and bravery

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quandary

a difficult situation

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queue

a line

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quirk

a peculiar behavior

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quixotic

foolishly impractical

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ramification

a consequence

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relinquish

to surrender, give in

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reminisce

to remember

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remorse

a strong feeling of guilt

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resurgent

rising after defeat

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revere

to honor, respect

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rivet

to hold the attention of

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roster

list of names

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rudimentary

basic, fundamental

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scapegoat

one that bears the blame

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scrutinize

to examine

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segregate

to separate

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serpentine

snakelike

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somber

depressing, gloomy

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sonorous

producing a deep sound

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spur

to move to action

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spurn

to reject with disdain

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stupefy

to stun

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sundry

various, several

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supplant

to take the place of

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surfeit

an overabundant amount

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tether

a rope or chain that allows limited movement

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torque

a twisting force

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trenchant

cutting, sarcastic

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truculent

eager to fight

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truncate

to shorten by cutting off

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tyro

a beginner

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ubiquitous

widespread

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umbrage

displeasure, to take offense

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unbridled

unbounded

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veer

to change direction

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verbatim

word for word

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vertigo

dizziness

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volition

the act of choosing

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wane

to decrease gradually

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wither

to become dry

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wrest

to pull away

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yore

former days

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abacus

Chinese calculator

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abash

to make ashamed

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abbess

a woman in charge of nuns

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abbreviate

to shorten

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abdicate

to step down from a powerful position

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abduct

to kidnap

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abet

to help someone do something illegal

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abide

to remain, stay

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abject

defeated, hopeless

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abjure

to give up

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ablution

cleansing with liquid, especially in a ritual

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abnegate

to reject

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aboriginal

native to an area

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abortive

unsuccessful

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abound

to exist in large numbers

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abrogate

to abolish, to end

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abscond

to escape quickly

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absolve

to make free of sin

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abstract

difficult to understand

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absurd

ridiculously unreasonable

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abysmal

bottomless, hopeless

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accede

to yield, give in to

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accentuate

to emphasize

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acclaim

to approve enthusiastically

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acclimate

to adapt

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accord

to agree, conform

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accost

to approach and speak to someone

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accrete

to increase by growth, to adhere

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accrue

to accumulate over time

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acerbic

sour, bitter

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acme

the highest point

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acquisitive

greedy

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acquit

to free from obligation

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acrid

harsh, acidic

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ad lib

to speak spontaneously

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adage

a wise saying

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adamant

resolute, stubborn

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adduce

to give as proof

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adherent

a supporter

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adjourn

to suspend until later

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admonish

to criticize or scold

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adumbrate

to outline, give a hint of something coming

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advent

the beginning, coming of

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adventitious

accidental, not planned, irrelevant

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adverse

unfavorable

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aegis

a shield or protection

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aesthetic

relating to artistic beauty

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affectation

false behavior intended to impress