English Vocabulary Flash Cards: 44-word Warm-up Quiz

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agape
  • open-mouthed
artifice
  • a deceptive trick
aver
  • to affirm confidently
baleful
  • evil; sorrowful
belabor
  • to go over again and again
broach
  • to open up; to introduce
castigate
  • to punish
commodious
  • spacious
crepuscular
  • slightly wicked
cupidity
  • greed; avarice
depraved
  • corrupt
disoblige
  • to insult
escheat
  • transfer of property ownership
exude
  • to ooze out
florid
  • highly colorful
fracas
  • a loud disturbance
functionary
  • an official
gainsay
  • to deny
imbroglio
  • dilemma
inchoate
  • elementary
incubus
  • a nightmare
indefatigable
  • tireless
legerdemain
  • sleight of hand
libertine
  • a sexually unrestrained person
limpid
  • transparent
littoral
  • pertaining to a coastal region
machination
  • a deceptive plot
nefarious
  • wicked
obsequies
  • funeral rites
pique
  • to irritate
prevaricate
  • to lie
prurient
  • having lustful thoughts
pulchritude
  • beauty
purview
  • scope of operation/understanding
quixotic
  • idealistic but impractical
rebuff
  • to refuse bluntly
recreant
  • cowardly
recriminate
  • to accuse
rend
  • to tear
reprove
  • to express disapproval
serendipity
  • accidental good fortune
symbiotic
  • interdependent
truant
  • shirking one's duty
verisimilitude
  • the appearance of truth