Strangers and Candy

Word List 3

Machination: plot, scheme 

Wily: clever, deceptive 

Legerdemain: trickery

Ersatz: artificial 

Chicanery: deception by trickery or guile 

Stratagem: trick used to deceive an enemy

Mannered: artificial in character

Prevaricate: to lie or deviate from the truth 

Mendacious: dishonest

Effigy: stuffed doll 

Furtive: secret; stealthy 

Gullible: easily deceived 

Dupe: to deceive 

Cabal: a secret group looking to overturn something 

Affected: fake 

Collusion: collaboration 

Canard: a lie 

Bilk: to cheat; defraud

Specious: seemingly possible but not true 

Calumny: slander; misrepresentation

Guile: trickery 

Dissemble: to present ones


GRE Word List 3

Xenophobia: fear of foreigners 

Abase: to humble, disgrace

Aggrandize: to increase in strength or power 

Dilate: to expand 

Stigma: mark of shame or disgrace

Mar: to taint or spoil 

Decorous: proper, tasteful, or socially correct 

Decorum: appropriate in behavior or conduct 

Umbrage: offensive, take resentment 

Numismatics: coin collecting

Iconoclast: one who does not follow traditionally practiced beliefs or doctrines 

Chauvinists: one who holds prejudices that favor their group 

Posit: to suggest 

Impious: one who is not devout to religion 

Apostate: one who renounces their religion

Axiom: self-evident truths 

Peccadillo: a minor offense

Pare: to remove excess 

Blithe: cheerful 

Winsome: charming 

Lament: to express sorrow 

Profligate: corrupt

Dirge: funeral hymn or sorrowful speech

Maudlin: over sentimental

Burgeon: to grow and flourish

Contrite: repentant for a wrong

Dogma: strictly held beliefs, especially religious

Crescendo: increasing

Accretion: growing or increasing

Rarefy: to make thinner

Doctrinaire: rigidly devoted to a set of beliefs even if unpractical 

Gregarious: outgoing 

Seraphic: angelic 

Turgid: bloated swelling 

Elergy: a sorrowful poem 

Opprobrium: public disgrace

Deface: to mar 

Sully: to taint or mar 

Mores: set of fixed customs 

Bonhomie: a cheerful atmosphere

Sanguine: cheerful 

Edify: to teach in morals and beliefs

Ethos: a set of beliefs 

Propriety: behavior that follows social principals and customs 

Lugubrious: sorrowful 

Plebeian: commoner, crude 

Boor: a crude person 

Distend: to bloat or swell 

Adulterate: to make impure 

Acidulous: sour in taste or manner

Martinet: a disciplinary; one who rigidly follows rules 



POCKET BATTLESHIPS GRAF SPEE!!  Germans decided to scuttle her as she is pursued by the British Royal Navy. 
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

The German battleship Admiral Graf Spee in flames off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay on December 17, 1939, shortly after being scuttled by Capt. Hans Langdorff, who committed suicide two days later. The ship had been involved in the Battle of the River Plate four days earlier, where it faced off against a trio of British Royal Navy cruisers.
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POCKET BATTLESHIPS GRAF SPEE!!  Germans decided to scuttle her as she is pursued by the British Royal Navy. 

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

The German battleship Admiral Graf Spee in flames off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay on December 17, 1939, shortly after being scuttled by Capt. Hans Langdorff, who committed suicide two days later. The ship had been involved in the Battle of the River Plate four days earlier, where it faced off against a trio of British Royal Navy cruisers.