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Flashcards in WOTD Quiz 1 Deck (24):
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malevolent

Malevolent (adj.): wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; ill-will.

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vindictive

Vindictive (adj.): having a strong, unreasonable desire for revenge.

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ostensibly

Ostensibly (adv.): from appearances alone.

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elixir

Elixir (n.): a magical substance (often a liquid) which cures a problem.

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ardent

Ardent (adj.): characterized by intense emotions; arbor (n.).

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predilection

Predilection (n.): a preference, tendency, or interest.

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conciliate

Conciliate (v.): to stop someone from being angry; to pacify or placate them; conciliatory (adj.)

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countenance

Countenance (n.): face, facial expression; support.

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fastidious

Fastidious (adj.): very concerned about cleanliness, neatness, and detail; difficult to please.

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ameliorate

Ameliorate (v.): to make better; to improve something that is bad; to relieve pain or trouble.

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vacillate

Vacillate (v.): to waver; to be indecisive.

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depraved

Depraved (adj.): morally corrupt or wicked.

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ignominy

Ignominy (n.): public shame or disgrace.

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venerable

Venerable (adj.): given a great deal of respect; owing to age and/or wisdom.

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wanton

Wanton (adj.): having no consideration for the feelings of others; unlimited and/or uncontrolled.

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benevolent

Benevolent (adj.): generous; good-natured; kind-hearted.

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indolence

Indolence (n.): laziness; aversion to activity.

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malignant

Malignant (adj.): wanting to cause harm; malevolent; dangerous.

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heretical

Heretical (adj.): holding an opinion that is at odds with what is traditionally accepted.

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denouement

Denouement (n.): the end of a story; the coming together of various elements; literally "untying" [from French].

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antebellum

Antebellum (adj.): of the period before a war; especially the American Civil War.

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abhor

Abhor (v.): to find something/someone repugnant/disgusting; to hate someone/something.

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ostracize

Ostracize (v.): to exclude someone from a society or group.

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precipitate

Precipitate (v.): to bring about abruptly or too hastily.