insane_vocab_w11 - Insanely Hard Vocabulary#11 arrire pense n A concealed thought or intention bte noire[bayt NWAHR n The bane of ones life a person or

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Insanely Hard Vocabulary #11 arrière pensèe: n A concealed thought or intention. bête noire [ bayt NWAHR ] n The bane of one’s life; a person or thing that one particularly dislikes. Great uncle Edward was my father’s bête noire. complement [ KOM -pl uh -m uh nt ] n A thing that completes or brings to perfection. The movie was a perfect complement to my collection. contumacious [ kon-t oo - MAY -sh uh s ] adj. Stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority. The principal had warned the contumacious student to improve before expelling him. dégagé [day-gah- ZHAY ] adj Relaxed; unconcerned. The basketball player was dégagé that his team was down ten points since he knew they could make it up. encomium [ en- KOH -mee-uh m ] n High praise. He earned encomium with his recent discovery. fracas [ FRAY -k uh s ] n A noisy disturbance or fight. The teacher went into the hall to break up the fracas. importunate [ im- PAWR -ch uh -nit ] adj Persistent, especially to the point of annoyance. The importunate creditors called at all hours of the day. lassitude [ LAS -ih-tood ] n A state of physical or mental exhaustion. After four hours of the ACT, she had lassitude.

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