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37 Cards in this Set

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quaff
to drink deeply or repeatedly
buss
a hearty kiss
cachination
loud, immoderate or hysterical laughter
vulpine
cunning, crafty
ersatz
substitute, synthetic (ersatz) flour
erudite
learned
xenophobia
fear and hatred of strangers or anything strange or foreign
androgynous
hermaphroditic(having both male and female reproductive organs)
glottochronology
science of dating origins by language attrition
quixotic
idealistic to impractical degree
quiz
an eccentric person
serendipity
the gift of finding valuable things not sought for
consensus
agreement in matters of opinion
keraunophobia
psychotic fear of thunder and lightning
moribund
near death
antepenultimate
third from last
peripatetic
of, or related to, walking
malapropism
a usually humorous misapplication of a a word
obdurate
unyielding
gephyrophobia
psychotic fear of bridges
jingoism
fierce nationalism
volatile
explosive
endemic
native to
deferential
yielding to authority
vindictive
disposed toward revenge
behest
a command, "I am here at the behest of"
indigent
poverty-stricken
mandate
an authorization to act given to a representative
mangy
seedy, shabby
trundling
moving in a rotating or rolling manner
sycophant
a servile, self seeking flatterer
inalienable
unchangeable
shibboleth
catchword or slogan
colloquy
mutual discourse
agoraphobia
psychotic fear of open spaces
palindrome
a word, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward (ex. bob)
generic
characteristic of a whole group or class