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25 terms

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.