Quillen week 11 vocab

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to abscond

to depart secretly

to absolve

to forgive, to free from blame, to exonerate

banal

overly common

to beguile

to deceive, to mislead; to charm

to cajole

to flatter, to coax, to persuade

callous

thick-skinned, insensitive

to daunt

to discourage, to intimidate

dearth

lack, scarcity, insufficiency

efficacious

effective, efficient

emaciated

skinny, scrawny, gaunt (especially from hunger)

frivolous

petty, trivial; flippant, silly

garrulous

very talkative

gratuitous

free, voluntary; unnecessary and unjustified

harbinger

precursor, sign of something to come, omen

impasse

blocked path, dilemma with no solution

implausible

improbable, inconceivable

ludicrous

laughable, ridiculous

to lurk

to prowl, to sneak

malevolent

ill-willed; causing evil or harm to others

to mollify

to calm or make less severe

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