In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary #3

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not having any serious purpose or value, being trivial or silly

frivolity

undermine the power and authority of, to overthrow

subversive

reserved, the trait of being uncommunicative, restrained, shy

reticence

shelter or protection from danger, safety from a government or someone trying to oppress you, a mental institution

asylum

mixed feelings or emotions, indecisive

ambivalence

having a sophisticated charm, confident (usually used with men)

debonair

well known, respected, and admired for past achievements

illustrious

intensity or forcefulness of expression

vehemence

scold

admonish

performing acts of kindness or charity

beneficent

declare free from blame, guilt, or responsibility

absolve

comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment

consolation

disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed

disillusioned

humble submission and respect

deference

relieve or satisfy, bring to a state of quiet

appease

to move rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, a vehicle that lurches or swerves, to lean to one side, to heel as a ship sailing in the wind

careen

comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness

solace

very weak or slight

tenuous

easily managed or handled

docile

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