English9B sem2 vocab quiz #3

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efface

to wipe out; to do away with; expunge

solicitous

anxious or concerned, anxiously desirous: solicitious about a person's health; expressing care or concern

congealed

to have changed from a liquid state into a solid state; solidify

sententious

terse/brief and energetic in expression; pithy (precise and meaningful). given to pompous moralizing. a language filled with maxims.

confabulation

a casual talk or chat

sardonic

scornfully or cynically mocking; sarcastic

tumult

violent and noisy commotion of a crowd or mob; chaos of emotions

contumacy

obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority

alacrity

cheerful willingness or eagerness, but also swiftness of movement or quickness (celerity)

mien

bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind

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