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20 Cards in this Set

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Preclude
(vb) To prevent; to make impossible
Redresser
(n) A person who sets something right
Imposture
(n) Fraud; deception
Accost
(vb) To approach and speak to, especially in a rude way
Abscond
(vb) To run away and hide; to escape
Obstinate
(adj) Stubborn; inflexible
Gesticulation
(n) Gesture; motion made with one's hands to add force to one's speech
Crypt
(n) A burial chamber, usually under the floor of a church
Circumscribing
(adj) Limiting or restricting the action of
Endeavor
(vb) To make a serious attempt; to try
Dowry
(n) Gift; property brought to a husband by a woman at the time of their marriage
Dinginess
(n) Dirtiness; shabbiness
Instinctive
(adj) Natural; not learned
Incessantly
(adv) Continually; relentlessly
Disconsolate
(adj) So unhappy that nothing will provide comfort
Vexation
(n) Annoyance; displeasure
Pauper
(n) An extremely poor person
Predicament
(n) A difficult, embarrassing, or unpleasant situation
Scanty
(adj) Not enough; insufficient
Exorbitant
(adj) Beyond what is usual or proper; excessive