Englsih Vocab Week 2

  1. affable
    easily approachable;  warmly friendly
  2. affinity
  3. alleviate
  4. altruistic
    unselfishly generoua; concerned for others
  5. ambiguous
    unclear or doubtful in meaning
  6. assert
    declare or state with confidence; put oneslelf forwarrd boldly
  7. assumption
    something taken for granted; taking over or taking possession of
  8. authentic
  9. autonomous
  10. aversion
    firm dislike
  11. chronicle
    report; record
  12. circumspect
    prudent; cautious
  13. cite
    quote; command
  14. cliche
    phrase dulled in meaning by repitition
  15. coalesce
    combine; fuse
  16. conscientious
    scrupulous; careful
  17. consistency
    absence of contradictions; dependability; uniformity; degree of thickness
  18. consolidation
    unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger
  19. contentious
  20. convention
    social or moral custom; established practice
  21. defiance
    refusal to yield; resistance
  22. degenerate
    become worse; detetiorate
  23. demean
    degrade; humiliate
  24. denounce
    condemn; criticize
  25. depict
  26. deplete
    reduce; exhaust
  27. deplore
    regret; disapprove of
  28. derision
    ridicule or mockery
  29. derivative
    unoriginal; derived from another source
  30. detached
    emotionally removed; calm and objective; physically unconnected
  31. espouse
    adopt; support
  32. esteem
    respect; value
  33. excerpt
    selected passage
  34. exemplary
    serving as a model; outstanding
  35. exonerate
    acquit; exculpate
  36. induce
    persuade; bring about
  37. industrious
    diligent; hard-working
  38. inept
    lacking skill; unsuited; incompetent
  39. infallible
  40. ingenious
    clever; resourceful
  41. pacifist
    one opposed to force; antimilitarist
  42. pacify
    soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue
  43. paradox
    something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
  44. patronize
    support; act superior toward; be a customer of
  45. pedantic
    showing off learning; bookish
  46. restraint
    moderation or self-conrtol; controlling force; restriciotn
  47. retain
    keep; employ
  48. reticent
    reserved; uncommunicative; inclining to silence
  49. reverent
    respectful; worship
  50. ruthless
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Englsih Vocab Week 2
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