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Flashcards in WOTD Quiz 4 Deck (17):
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invalid

Invalid (n.): a person who is sick or unable to leave their home.

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forte

Forte (n.): a thing that someone is good at.

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sententious

Sententious (adj.): condescending; pompous; full of oneself.

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utilitarian

Utilitarian (adj.): designed to be useful and practical rather than attractive.

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equanimity

Equanimity (n.): calmness; composure under stress.

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philanthropy

Philanthropy (n.)/Philanthropic (adj.): generosity, donation of money or other services to the public good.

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contempt

Contempt (n.): disregard for something, the feeling that something is beneath you.

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profligate

Profligate (adj.): wasteful; extravagant, especially with money.

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somnolent

Somnolent (adj.) sleepy; fatigued.

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quell

Quell (v.): to put an end to; subdue; quiet down.

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fulminate

Fulminate (v.): to explode, boil over; release anger or energy.

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mutable

Mutable (adj.): capable of or subject to change.

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reverberate

Reverberate (v.): to echo, repeat, or resound.

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palimpsest

Palimpsest (n.): a space used for writing which can be erased and/or written over with new writing.

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saboteur

Saboteur (n.): someone who undermines or sabotages someone else.

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anodyne

Anodyne (adj./n.): inoffensive; something that kills or dulls pain.

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vapid

Vapid (adj.): boring; dull; lifeless; stupid.