P&P

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Acquiesce

v- to agree or consent to: to give in

Acrimony

n- bitterness or ill feeling

Brook

v- to tolerate or allow

Circumspection

n- caution; wariness of taking risks

Conjecture

n- an opinion formed on the basis of incomplete evidence; a guess

Defer

v- to yield out of respect or regard for another

Depravity

n-moral corruption;profligacy, debauchery, dissipation, and obscenity

Discernment

n- keen perception, judgement, or insight

Duplicity

n- willful deceitfulness; double-dealing

Effusion

n- an outpouring of words and feelings

Equivocal

adj- ambiguous; open to more than one interpretation; deliberately misleading, vague, or evasive

Expedient

adj- suitable for achieving a particular result, often self-interestedly so

Forbearance

n- patient self control, restraint, and tolerance

Histrionic

adj- overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style

Indelicate

adj- having or showing lack of tact or sensitivity

Impute

v- to attribute a deed to another person (usually a bad deed or a fault)

Incredulous

adj- characterized by intense disbelief

Insipid

adj- lacking in taste; dull, lifeless, flavorless

Licentiousness

n- lack of moral restraint, especially sexually; a disregard for accepted rules

Mercenary

adj- primarily concerned with material reward at the expense of ethics

Obsequious

adj- servilely compliant or deferential; fawning; obediently dutiful

Odious

adj- extremely offensive, unpleasant or repulsive; inclined to produce a feeling of hatred

Palatable

adj- acceptable or agreeable to the palate or taste- savory, acceptable or agreeable to the mind or feelings

Pedantic

adj- excessive concern with academic learning or minute details, overly and condescendingly knowledgeable

Prodigious

adj- extraordinary in size or degree

Scruples

n- doubt or hesitation regarding a course of action that may be improper or immoral

Tacit

adj- understood without being openly expressed; implied

Alacrity

n-liveliness and eagerness

Affable

adj- friendly and approachable

Deign

v- do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

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