english vocab 3

  1. contriving
    Verb: Devising and planning using skill, artifice, andingenuity
  2. marshaled
    Verb: assembled groups of people (primarily soldiers), arranged/brought together with order
  3. languishes
    verb: is or lives in a state of depression ordecreasing vitality
  4. mantle
  5. canniest
    • adjective, superlative of "canny"
    • 1.careful; cautious: a canny reply.
    • 2.astute; knowing; : a canny negotiator.
    • 3.skilled; expert.
  6. specter
  7. impertinence
    • noun form of impertinent, adjective
    • 1.intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude;
    • uncivil: a brash, impertinent youth.
    • 2.not pertinent or relevant; irrelevant: an impertinent
    • 3.trivial, silly, or absurd
  8. fancy
    to believe without being certain
  9. affronted
    insulted intentionally, especially openly
  10. prowess
    noun: exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especiallyin combat or battle
  11. wanton
    morally loose
  12. irrepressible
    adjective: not able to be controlled or restrained
  13. cuckoldry
    • noun: the practice of making someone a cuckold or being
    • acuckold - a man whose wife is unfaithful
  14. beneficent
    adjective: doing good or causing good to be done
  15. paramount
    Chiefly important
  16. blithely
    adverb: cheerfully and in a care-free manner
  17. amends
    n. recompenses
  18. battened
    fixed or secured
  19. deference
    n. respect and esteem showed to an elder or superior
  20. proffered
    transitive verb: something held out to someone foracceptance; offered
  21. congenial
    adjective: agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature orcharacter, compatible
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english vocab 3
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