english 5-6

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abscond

to leave in a hurry, especially to escape the law

recondite

difficult to understand; hidden from understanding

cryptic

hard to understand; having a secret meaning

apocryphal

coming from an unreliable source; untrue

aperture

an opening or a hole

overt

public, unhidden; open

covert

done in a hidden or secret manner

context

the circumstances or setting surrounding an event

subtext

the hidden or underlying meaning of something

pretext

a stated reason for doing something; an excuse

moratorium

a formal delay; a suspension

demure

modest and shy

demur

to express unwillingness to do something; to object

extemporaneous

improvised; done without planning

temporal

having to do with finite time or everyday life

temporize

to put off making a decision; to shall

diurnal

happening or active during the day

sojourn

a short stay or visit

adjourn

to formally bring to an end

anachronism

something that seems to be out of its proper time

chronicle

To tell or write the history of

synchronous

Happening at the same time as

psyche

the mind, especially as the center of a person's being

psychosomatic

Having an effect on the body, but mental or emotional in origin

psychotic

having severe mental illness to the point of disconnection from reality

pusillanimous

timid or cowardly; not brave

inanimate

without life; unmoving

transpire

to take place; to happen

conspire

to plan together secretly

aspire

to have a strong desire to get or do something;

esprit

liveliness; high-spiritedness

discordant

not agreeing or going well together

concordance

agreement or harmony

discursive

wandering from one topic to another

concur

to agree in an opinion or decision

succor

badly needed help; aid

obsequious

too willing to serve or obey

segue

movement from one thing to another; transition

ensue

to come after; to happen as a result of

incessant

going on without stopping; seemingly never-ending

concede

to admit that something is true; to give up

intercede

to ask or plead with on behalf of another

perpetuity

a time period lasting through the ages; eternity

perpetuate

to cause to continue; to further

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