English Vocab Flashcards

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Adamant
Impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason; stubbornly unyielding
Affectation
a mannerism or habit that is assumed rather than natural, especially to impress others
Affinity
A natural liking, attraction, or feeling of kinship
Allay
To calm or pacify, set to rest.
Amelioration
The act or process of improving something or the state of being improved.
Amenable
Responsible to higher authority; accountable
Amoral
Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgements; neither moral nor immoral.
Assuage
To make something painful less intense or severe.
Bauble
A small showy ornament of little value, a trinket.
Beguile
To distract the attention of or divert.
Beset
To attack from all sides or trouble persistently harass
Bulwark
A defense
Busybody
A person who meddles or pries into the affairs of others.
Complacent
Contended to a fault, self-satisfied and unconcerned.
Concomitant
Occurring or existing concurrently
Consign
To turn over permanently to another's charge or to a lasting condition
Contend
To strive in opposition or against difficulties.
Cosmopolitan
Worldly
Culpable
Deserving of blame or censure
Depreavity
A morally corrupt act or condition.
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