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Flashcards in World List 11 K Deck (20):
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Satire

the use of ridicule in speech or writing / a literary work that ridicules

2

Scourge

a whip / a pest / to whip someone as a punishment / to be a pest

3

Seclusion

being alone

4

Seedy

run-down

5

Seize

to capture; to take hold of

6

Sequin

a smal, glittering circle used to decorate clothing

7

Shatter

to break into pieces

8

Specter

a ghost / a haunting fear

9

Speculation

guessing

10

Spendthrift

one who spends money wastefully

11

Splendor

magnificence

12

Stature

height / status attained by achievement

13

Sublime

inspiring; superior

14

Substantiate

to prove; to confirm

15

Swelter

to be extremely hot

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Sybarite

one who loves luxuries

17

Tantrum

an exaggerated, bad-tempered, outburst

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Taunt

(v) to challenge mockingly

19

Tavern

a bar or pub

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Tempest

violent storm