English vocab TKAM

laurabockoff's version from 2016-03-16 09:57

Section 1

Question Answer
acquiesce To accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing.
contentious someone who is argumentative, belligerent
elucidate To make something clear; To explain
taciturnreserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. stern, and silent in expression and manner
pietythe quality of being religious
recluse1: a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society. (noun) Adjective (reclusive) 2: shut off or apart from the world; living in seclusion, often for religious reasons. 3: characterized by seclusion; solitary. 
aberrationa departure from the normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome a characteristic that deviates from the normal type
assuaged1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease
ationact of
auspicioussuggesting that future success is likely
confully with
indigenanative people
ioushaving the quality of or relating to

Section 2

Question Answer
malevolentHaving or showing a wish to do evil to others.
pinionto tie or hold the arms or legs of (someone)
spurioussomething that is not true
temerityThe quality of being confident and unafraid of danger or punishment especially in a way that seems rude or foolish Rashness; reckless boldness
veneer1.a thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material. or a way of behaving or appearing that gives other people a false idea of your true feelings or situation — usually +of

Section 3

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