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english vocab

obsequious

obedient, fawning and servile

nadir

low point

ingenuous

sincere, characterized by an inability to mask your feelings

enmity

hatred

affluent

rich, wealthy

benign

gracious, pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

countenance

appearance

incredulous

skeptical

tacit

understood without being openly expressed, implied, unspoken

furtive

secret, sly

chastisement

severe criticism

vestiges

visible evidence of something no longer present

banter

(v) exchanging teasing remarks

oblique

indirectly stated/expressed

maverick

lone leader

garnered

earned, gathered

salutary

favorable, healthful

specious

deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

secular

not pertaining to religion

irate

angry

mollified

pacify

rhetoric

using language effectively to please or persuade

vacuous

lacking ideas or intelligence

emanated

flowed out, came forth, originated

dormant

inactive

prone

having a tendency (to)

peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

vitriolic

harsh or corrosive in tone

acme

high point

tedious

long and tiresome

undermine

to weaken; attack indirectly

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