Elite Flashcards A 376-400

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qualify

to modify, limit or restrict, as by giving exceptions

belittle

to put down; to speak of contemptuously

buffet

to knock about; to push or force roughly

exemplary

worthy to serve as a model

mandate

a command; an order

balmy

soothing, mild, pleasant

kindred

related or similar in origin or nature

dilemma

a situation in which one must choose between two equally bad alternatives

precipitous

resembling a cliff; extremely sleep

seminal

original and inspiring further similar efforts

tenuous

weak; thin

knack

a specific talent for doing something, especially one that is difficult to teach

recidivist

one who returns to criminal habits

anecdote

a brief story, often humorous

milestone

an important event

gambol

to leap about playfully; to frolic

lair

the dwelling of a wild animal

encore

again, once more; a second performance; an audience call for a second performance

pedestrian

done on foot; ordinary; commonplace

illuminate

to light up

valor

marked courage or bravery

binge

a period of uncontrolled self- indulgence

pecuniary

of or involving money

skeptical

tending to question or doubt

modest

limited in amount, extent, etc.

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