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vocabulary words

Divulge (V)

to tell; to reveal ( as a secret)

Abet (V)

to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing.

Dogmatic (Adj)

arrogant and stubborn about one's (often unproven) beliefs

Insipid (Adj)

lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating

Extraneous (Adj)

inessential; not constituting a vital part

Coerce (V)

to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats

Jaundiced (Adj)

prejudiced; hostile

Meticulous (Adj)

extremely, sometimes excessively, careful about small details; precise

Temerity (N)

recklessness; a foolish disregard of danger

Gregarious (Adj)

sociable; fond of the company of others

Heresy (N)

the crime of holding a belief that goes against established doctrine

Docile (Adj)

easy to teach or manage

Libation (N)

a drink, especially an alcoholic one

Anathema (N)

1. a hated, repellant person or thing
2. a formal curse

Banter (N)

teasing; playful conversation

Castigate (V)

to criticize or punish severely

Gauche (Adj)

lacking social graces; tactless

Ignominy (N)

public shame, disgrace, or dishonor

Motley (Adj)

made up of dissimilar parts; being of many colors

Emaciated (Adj)

extremely thin; wasted away

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