Worldly Wise 3000 Book 11 Lessons 5 & 6

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abstruse

difficult to understand

accrue

to arise or increase as a natural result or growth, to come as a regular addition

acquiesce

to accept as inevitable, to comply passively

besmirch

to stain or tarnish, to make dirty

explicit

fully and clearly expressed, leaving nothing merely implied

histrionic

purposely affected, theatrical

impropriety

the quality or state of being improper or unsuitable

inveigle

to lure or trick into doing something

penitent

sorry for having done wrong

probity

honesty, trustworthiness, adherence to virtue

purport

to give or present the often false impression of being someone or intending something

repercussion

an unforeseen or indirect result or effect of an event

revelation

something that is made known or revealed, often coming as a surprise

surfeit

an overabundant supply, an excess

unsavory

having an unpleasant look, taste, or smell, morally offensive

anathema

someone or something that is intensely disliked, cursed, or shunned

assuage

to satisfy, to lessen or reduce the intensity of

avuncular

like a benevolent uncle, familiar and indulgent

convivial

sociable, concerned with good company and festivities

eclectic

combining elements from a variety of sources

epigram

a short, witty poem or saying

expound

to explain in detail, to set forth

intrinsic

relating to the essential nature of something, real or actual

inveterate

habitual or deeply rooted, persistent

mogul

a very powerful or wealthy person

munificent

extremely generous, liberal in giving

nascent

beginning to exist, emerging

perspicacious

clear sighted, shrewd

philistine

one who is indifferent to or disdainful of intellectual values

propitious

tending to favor or assist, encouraging

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