Vocab 1 Flashcards


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Prevaricate

To speak falsely or misleadingly at to avoid the truth; to lie; VERB

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Querulous

Carping; characterized by or full of complaints; ADJECTIVE

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Novice

A beginner; person who is new to a work place or situation; NOUN

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Candid

Frank or outspoken; free from reservation or disguise; ADJECTIVE

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Squander

To spend extravagantly, lavishly, or wastefully;VERB

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Theoretical

Hypothetical; existing only in principle; not practical; ADJECTIVE

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Repudiate

To reject with disapproval, condemnation or denial; VERB

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Precocious

Unusually advanced or mature development or talent; ADJECTIVE

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Virulent

Actively Poisnous; intensely noxious; deadly; ADJECTIVE

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Obscure

Hard to perceive; nebulous; meaning not to clear or plain; ADJECTIVE

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Morose

Sullenly ill humored (person); expressing gloom; glum; ADJECTIVE

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Ostentatious

Characterized by a pretentious show in order to impress; ADJECTIVE

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Quiescent

Being at rest; quiet or still; inactive or motionless; ADJECTIVE

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Soporific

Anything causing or tending to cause sleep; drowsy; ADJECTIVE

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Inevitable

Unable to be avoided, evaded or escaped; certain; ADJECTIVE

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Spontaneous

A natural impulse or tendency; without premeditation; ADJECTIVE

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Lethargy

State of being dull, listless, drowsy or unenergetic; NOUN

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Repose

State of being at rest; dignified calmness; sleep; NOUN

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Lax

Not strict; ADJECTIVE

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Stringent

Strict; ADJECTIVE

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Atrophy

Withered; VERB

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Burgeon

Grow; VERB

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Affluent

Wealthy; ADJECTIVE

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Indigent

Very poor; ADJECTIVE

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Cacophony

Displeasing sounds; NOUN

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Euphony

Pleasing harmonious sounds; NOUN

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Desecrate

Destroy something sacred; VERB

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Consecrate

To make or declare sacred; VERB

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Objective

Factually based;ADJECTIVE

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Subjective

Opinion based; ADJECTIVE

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Refutable

Something that can be proven wrong; ADJECTIVE

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Irrefutable

Something that can't be proven wrong; ADJECTIVE

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Arrogant

Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities; ADJECTIVE

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Disdain

The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; Contempt; NOUN

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Haughty

Arrogantly superior and disdainful; ADJECTIVE

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Disparage

Regard or represent as being of little worth; VERB

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Deprecate

Express disapproval of; VERB

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Condescend

Show feelings of superiority; Be patronizing; VERB

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Supercilious

Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to other; ADJECTIVE

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Contempt

The feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn; NOUN

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Pretentious

Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed; ADJECTIVE

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Scoff

Speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way; VERB