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All of the vocabulary words we will study from George Eliot's Silas Marner. Thru Chapter 12

Unwonted

(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character

Eccentric

(adj.) unusual; quirky; odd

Averred

(v.) declared; stated

Repugnance

(n.) strong distaste

Unremittingly

(adv.) constantly; without interruption

Aloof

(adj.) withdrawn; standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)

Profusion

(n.) a plentiful supply; a great or generous amount

Conciliatory

(adj.) agreeable; friendly; pacifying

Ingenious

(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever

Cajoling

(v.) persuading by using flattery or promises

Contemptuous

(adj.) expressing extreme contempt; scornful

Superfluous

(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required; excess

Jocose

(adj.) joking; humorous

Impotence

(n.) the quality of lacking strength or power

Sullenly

(adv.) sadly; in a depressing and gloomy way

Impious

(adj.) sacrilegious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect

Zealous

(adj.) eager; earnest; devoted

Mitigated

(v.) to relieve; to alleviate

Prevarication

(n.) the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

Deprecated

(v.) to express strong disapproval of something; to plead against; to belittle

Antagonists

(n.) adversaries; opponents

Adulterated

(adj.) mixed with impurities; contaminated

Requisite

(adj.) needed; necessary; regarded as essential or indispensable

Exulting

(adj.) joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

Paltry

(adj.) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy

Suavity

(n.) smoothness; politeness

Judicious

(adj.) using or showing good judgment; wise; sensible

Adroit

(adj.) skillful; expert in the use of the hands or mind

Carping

(adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n.) petty, nagging criticism

Vindictiveness

(n.) a malevolent desire for revenge

Indolence

(n.) idleness; laziness

Torpor

(n.) dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity

Extricated

(adj.) having become freed from entanglement

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