Vocabulary Terms Flashcards


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Antics

Ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions.

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Avowed

Declared openly an without shame, acknowledged

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Banter

To exchange playful remarks, tease
Talk that is playful and teasing

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Bountiful

Giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly

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Congested

Overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess

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Detriment

Harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage

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Durable

sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years

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Enterprising

energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination

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Frugal

Economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager

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Gingerly

With extreme cation or care

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Glut

to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of over stuffing;
An oversupply

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Incognito

In a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity, the sate of being disguised; a person in disguise

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Invalidate

to make valueless, take away all force or effect

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Legendary

described in well-known stories; existing in old stories rather than in real life

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Maim

to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigured, mutilate

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Minimize

To make as small as possible, make the leas of; to make smaller than before

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Oblique

Slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct

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Veer

to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve

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Venerate

To regard with reverence, look up to with great respect

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Wanton

reckless, heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals;
a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals

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Allot

to assign or distribute in shares or portions

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Amass

To bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble

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Audacious

Bold, adventurous, recklessly daring

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Comply

To yield to a request or command

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Devoid

Not having or using, lacking

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Elite

The choice part of a group of people or things;
superior

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Grapple

An iron hook used to grab and hold;
to come to grips with, wrestle or fight with

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Incapacitate

To deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible

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Instigate

To urge on; to stir up, provoke, start, incite

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Longevity

Long life, long, duration, length of life

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Myriad

In very great numbers
A very great number

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Perspective

A point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearance to the eye of various objects at a given time, place, or distance

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Perturb

To trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion

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Prodigious

Immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree

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Relevant

Connected with or related to the matter at hand

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Skittish

Extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautions; unstable, undependable

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Tether

A rope or chain used to fasten something o a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or resources;
To fasten with a rope or chain

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Unison

a sounding together; agreement or accord

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Vie

to compete; to strive for victory or superiority

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Willful

Stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate