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23 Cards in this Set

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carapace
shell covering the back of an animal
missive
a letter, usually formal or official
polyglot
a person who speaks several languages
serendipity
unsought good fortune or good luck
truncate
to cut short
virulent
extremely injurious, venomous, bitter
cajole
to flatter, coax, or decieve by flattery
glib
fluent in speech or writing, but without thought, restraint, or sincerity
fallow
land plowed without being sown
fiduciary
trustee or trusteeship
referendum
a vote by the people on a law
ubiquitous
omnipresent, being or seemingly everywhere at once
iteration
repitition, to repeat or do a second time
dross
waste material seperated from the better part of the whole, scrap, particularly referring to metal waste such as shavings or rust
overt
apparent, done outwardly without an attempt to conceal ones actions
usurp
to take or seize power
gerrymander
dividing or districts to favor one political party in an election
ombudsman
a middleman between people and government who investigates complaints
edict
official public proclamation or order issued by authority
anthology
a complete collection of poems, stories, or songs
indemnify
to protect against loss or damage, to insure
elocution
the art of speaking, especially public speaking
actuary
a legal clerk or an insurance statistician