Tale of Two Cities pt. 2

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engrossed

completely occupied or absorbed

entreaty

a plea, an earnest request

evanescent

fleeting; impermanent

execrable

extremely bad, deserving of hate

expeditious

done with speed and efficiency

felicitous

happy or delightful

ferocity

savagery

florid

flowery, flushed with color

furtive

secret in an underhanded way, stealthy

galling

very irritating

gravity

seriousness, importance

impel

to urge or to drive forward (usually with moral pressure)

implacable

incapable of being appeased

incorrigible

incapable of being reformed or improved

infallible

incapable of error

insolence

insulting or contemptuous behavior

inundate

to flood, to overflow

inviolable

secure from violation or from being profaned

laconic

using a minimum or words; concise to the point of seeming rude

magnanimity

having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit

modicum

limited quantity

munificent

very generous

obscure

difficult to see, vague

obsequious

overly attentive, like a sycophant, servile

ostentatious

showy, pretentious

penitent

showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant

pernicious

very destructive or harmful, deadly

profligate

a wasteful person; extremely wasteful, given to licentiousness

proscribe

to denounce or to condemn, to forbid

remonstrate

to protest, to make objections

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