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Flashcards in WOTD Quiz 2 Deck (16):
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hedonism

Hedonism (n.): school of thought believing that pleasure is the most important goal to attain. (Pleasure is the highest form of good; everyone has the right to strive for pleasure, or more pleasure than pain.)

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minion

Minion (n.): a servant or docile follower.

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heath

Heath (n.): a grassy/shrubby landscape common in the British Isles.

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redouble

Redouble (v.): to become much greater or more numerous.

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trammel

Trammel (v./n.): to catch something; to hold something; a net for catching fish.

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chalice

Chalice (n.): a cup or a goblet.

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corporeal

Corporeal (adj.): of it related to a person's body, as opposed to their spirit.

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surmise

Surmise (v.): to guess; to suppose; to assume something without evidence.

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gall

Gall (n./v.): bitterness or anger; to irritate; to bother; to nudge someone into doing something.

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palpable

Palpable (adj.): able to be touched; a feeling so strong it almost seems like it could be touched or felt.

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jocund

Jocund (adj.): cheerful; positive; joyful.

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nonpareil

Nonpareil (n.): something that is unparalleled; unrivaled or the best of its kind.

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augur

Augur (v.): to forewarn; to foreshadow or be a sign of; (n.): a fortune teller or oracle.

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sacrilegious

Sacrilegious (adj.): blasphemous; disrespectful; making light of something serious or highly regarded.

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pernicious

Pernicious (adj.): causing great harm or destruction, often in a way that is not easily noticeable.

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perturb

Perturb (v.): to bother/worry someone; to make someone anxious.