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Vocabulary english final

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laurabockoff's version from 2016-06-13 21:02

Section 1

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assuagedto make milder or less sever; to soothe, calm, or satisfy one
pietythe quality of being religious
contentioussomeone who is argumentative; belligerent
auspicious suggesting that future success is likely
indigenousnative to a place; initially or occurring naturally in a particular place
malevolenthaving or showing a wish to do evil to others
taciturnreserved or uncommunicative in speech. Saying little and silent in expression and manner
pinionto pin down; to tie and hold the legs and arms of someone
abberationdeparture from the norm; typically one that is unwelcome. A characteristic that deviates from the norm type
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Section 2

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spuriousnot being what it appears to be; false or fake
reclusea person who lives in seclusion or apart from society
elucidateto make something clear; to explain
acquiesceto accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or not arguing
temeritythe quality of being confident and unafraid of danger or punishment, especially in a way that seems rude or foolish; reckless
veneera thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or material; to cover something with a decorative layer of fine wood
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Section 3

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aspersiona damaging or derogatory remark of criticism. Slander or casting remarks on political opponents
exonerateto prove someone is not guilty of a crime or responsible for a problem or situation
saunterto walk in a slow, relaxed matter; to stroll
insinuatingto suggest or hint in an indirect or unpleasant way ex) to suggest someone is cheating
peevishnesshaving irritation; being cross
chivalrican honorable or polite way of behaving especially towards women
misgivingfeelings of doubt, distrust, or fear of the outcome or consequences of something; a feeling that something might not be right or work as planned
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Section 4

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unabashednot embarrassed or ashamed
wryexpressing dry mocking humor; an expression of disgust, disappointment or annoyance
broachto raise a sensitive or difficult topic for discussion
relishingenjoying greatly
solicitudeto state of being concerned or anxious; attentive care and protectiveness
somberlyshaded to be dark and gloomy. Serious and depressing
ignoramusan extremely ignorant person
reprimandto scold a person for what they have done, usually an official rebuke
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