English Vocabulary Flash Cards: 33 words that will fool you

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accost
  • to approach and confront boldly
ape
  • to imitate, mimic, or impersonate
asseverate
  • to assert
  • to aver
  • to declare earnestly
badinage
  • teasing conversation
  • banter
  • jesting
beholden
  • obligated or indebted
consequential
  • self-important
  • following as a result
  • pompous
  • arrogant
copious
  • plentiful
  • abundant
  • fraught
  • replete
  • teeming
craven
  • cowardly
  • pusillanimous
  • faint-hearted
decorous
  • polite
  • showing good taste and propriety
disabuse
  • to correct a false impression
disport
  • to amuse
factitious
  • artificial
  • sham
  • not genuine
  • contrived
factotum
  • a handyman
  • one who performs various jobs
fatuous
  • foolish
  • inane
impassive
  • reserved
  • composed
  • without emotion
leaven
  • ferment
  • to cause to rise or to make lighter (especially bread dough)
  • pepsidate
noisome
  • unwholesome
  • fetid
  • having a foul or offensive odor
officious
  • intrusive
  • pushy
  • meddlesome
potable
  • suitable for drinking
  • drinkable
privation
  • hardship
  • penury
  • deprivation
  • destitution
  • lacking life's usual comforts
prosaic
  • commonplace
  • banal
  • insipid
  • mundane
  • unimaginative
pullulate
  • to swarm or teem
  • to breed or produce rapidly
rakish
  • stylish
  • chic
  • swank
redress
  • setting right that which is wrong
  • compensation or remedy for a wrong
refractory
  • unruly
  • unmanageable
  • stubbornly disobedient
restive
  • restless
  • impatient
ribald
  • indecent
  • mocking
  • obscene
  • pertaining to profane or irreverent language or speech
salutary
  • salubrious
  • wholesome
  • healthful
  • promoting a beneficial purpose
supplicate
  • beg
  • beseech
  • conjure
  • entreat
  • plead
  • to petition humbly for a favor
  • adjure
touchstone
  • a test for measuring the quality of a thing (especially precious metals)
untoward
  • uncouth
  • unseemly
  • gauche
  • unfavorable or unfortunate
  • unpropitious
  • annoyingly improper
  • indecorous
winsome
  • attractive
  • winning
wizened
  • shriveled
  • withered