Tale of Two Cities vocab book 2

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Eminence

Noun, High station, rank, or repute

Obstinancy

Noun, The quality or state of being stubborn; stubbornness.

trepidation

Noun, Tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation

abominable

Adjective, Repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome

auspicious

Adjective, Promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable.

insinuation

Noun, An indirect or covert suggestion or hint, especially of a derogatory nature.

acquitted

Verb, Relieved from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty

vehemence

Noun, The quality of being zealous; forceful in expression

incumbent

Adjective, Holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently.

insolent

Adjective, Boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting.

lucrative

Adjective, Profitable; moneymaking; remunerative

unscrupulous

conscienceless; unprincipled.

ludicrous

Adjective; Causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable.

vivacity

Noun, Liveliness; animation; sprightliness.

barbarous

Adjective, Uncivilized; wild; savage; crude.

conspicuous

Adjective, Easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable.

Constraint

noun limitation or restriction

incorrigible

adjective, incapable of being reformed, uncontrollable

morose

adjective showing a brooding ill humor

transitory

short-lived or temporary

Altercation

noisy quarrel

shroud

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

sagacity.sagacious

ability to make good judgments

Magnanimous

generous and understanding and tolerant

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