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Flashcards in 26-50 Deck (25)
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spectroscopic

adj- radian; characterized by light and energy

2

impetuously

adv- an impulsive way; impteuous=impulsive

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provocation

n- an action that provokes

4

corpulent

adj- fat

5

provincial

adj- limited in perspective; narrow

6

echolalia

n- repitition of what is said by other people/ as if echoing

7

vinous

adj- showing the effects of the use of wine

8

punctilios

formal; polite; conventional

9

disconcerting

adj- discomforting; confusing

10

somnambulatory

adj- characterisitc of sleep walking

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denizen

n- an inhabitant; resident

12

harrowed

adj- distressed

13

defunct

adj- no longer in existence, operation, or use

14

demoniac

adj- devilish; fiendish

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vestige

n- trace; remains

16

postern

n- back door; private or side entrance

17

laudable

adj- worthy; admirable

18

insidious

adj- treacherous

19

meretricious

adj- tastelessly showing; attracting attention in a vulgar manner

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ineffable

adj- that cannot be described; indescribable; indefinable

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turgid

adj- with something substantial; overblown

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substantiality

n- largeness; reality

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antecedents

n- ones ancestors

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ingratiate

v- to bring oneself purposefully into the favor of another

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homogeneity

n- uniformity