English Vocab - List 3 First Half

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privy

sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)

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feign

to pretend

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mar

to damage or spoil

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4

acute

sharp, shrewd

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supercilious

arrogant and behaving with superiority

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divan

sofa or couch, usually without arms or a back

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retort

a swift, sharp reply

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languid

weak or relaxed

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deft

quick and skillful

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10

libel

written, false defamation about a person

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wag

jokester

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12

impenetrable

impossible to pass through or enter

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haughty

arrogant

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14

rakish

confident and flashy but also can be sketchy

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incessant

nonstop

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mincing

affectedly dainty

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shiftless

lazy

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flounce

go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner

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strident

loud and harsh

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permeate

to spread throughout

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prodigality

extravagant wastefulness

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erroneous

incorrect

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eddies

little swirls of water

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homogeneity

the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature

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25

staid

serious and respectable

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vacuous

empty

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asunder

apart, divided

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subterfuge

an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something

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insolent

boldly rude/disrespectful

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punctilious

punctual and detailed

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evasion

avoidance

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somnambulatory/sonombulance

relating to sleepwalking/act of sleepwalking

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effectual

effective, valid

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elongated

lengthened

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obliged

forced, obligated

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