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

to humiliate

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abate

to reduce

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aberration

deviation from the norm

3

abeyance

temporary suspension

4

accoutrements

accessories

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acrimony

bitterness towards something

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acumen

good judgment

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affable

friendly

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alacrity

eagerness

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apocryphal

of doubtful authority

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arcane

mysterious

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asseverate

to declare earnestly

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assiduity

attention, concentration

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avaricious

greedy

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belie

to misrepresent

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belligerent

hostile

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bereaved

deprived

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bombastic

pompous

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calumny

attempting to ruin someone else with rumors

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capricious

erratic, moody

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censure

to criticize harshly

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Charlatan

fake

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circumspect

careful

23

cogitation

contemplation

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conciliatory

agreeable

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comport

to behave

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concord

agreement

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contentious

quarrelsome

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contiguous

sharing an edge, touching

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cosmopolitan

sophisticated, worldly

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deride

taunt

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defunct

not existing/functioning

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deleterious

harmful

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depravity

something evil

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diatribe

insulting speech

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didactic

educational

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diffidence

hesitancy

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disaffected

discontent

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discerning

perceptive

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disconcert

to disarrange, agitate

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dissipated

corrupted

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duplicitous

deceptive

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ebullient

enthusiastic

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effrontery

boldedness

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eminent

distinguished

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emolument

salary

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ensconce

to settle securely

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environs

surroundings

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epitome

representative

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esoteric

understood by only a small group

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exacerbate

to irritate

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exorbitant

way too much

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expounding

explaining in detail

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extol

to praise highly

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exude

to emit

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fastidious

difficult to please

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felicitous

suitable, opportune

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flagrant

extremely noticeable

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flippant

disrespectfully humorous

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garish

in bad taste

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gauche

no social grace

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gesticulate

to motion wildly

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gormandizing

eating ravenously

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gratuitous

unnecessary

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hapless

unfortunate

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heinous

wicked

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iconoclast

one who rejects common beliefs

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idolatrous

excessive worshipping

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ignominiously

disgraceful

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imperturbable

calm

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impetuous

rash

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impinge

to impact

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imprecations

curses

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impugn

to attack as false

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incipient

in first stage

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incontrovertible

not open to question

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inculcate

teach by repetition

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indelible

can't be eliminated

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indict

to charge officially with crime

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indoctrinate

to teach fundamentals

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inept

not enough

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inestimable

too valuable to be measured

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inscrutable

difficult to understand

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insidious

harmful, like in ambush

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insipid

tasteless

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insolent

insulting

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insular

isolated

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interim

temporary, time between events

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interpose

to come between

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intransgience

not willing to compromise

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inundate

to swamp

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invocation

to call for assistance

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jocular

joking manner

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judicious

with good judgment

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knell

sound of a bell (death)

95

laceration

a cut

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lampoon

publicly mock

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larceny

theft

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levity

joking manner, lighthearted

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absolution

pardon