English vocab

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trenchant

clearly or sharply defined; clear-cut; distinct.

remonstrance

the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

augmented

added to or made greater in amount or number or strength

imprecations

curses

dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

contumaciously

in a rebellious manner

imperious

able to deal authoritatively with affairs

execrate

curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

pilfer

make off with belongings of others

exonerated

freed from any question of guilt

venerated

worthy of adoration or reverence

erudition

profound scholarly knowledge

perspicuity

clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous

sagaciously

in a shrewd manner

ablution

the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels

transfixed

having your attention fixated as though by a spell

capricious

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

ignominiously

in a dishonorably manner or to a dishonorable degree

adamantine

not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

superciliously

with a sneer

dexterous

skillful in physical movements

sanguinary

marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

unremunerative

not yielding profit or recompense

mollify

make less rigid or softer

journeyman

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

vagaries

an unpredictable or erratic action

guileless

free of deceit

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propitiate

make peace with

avaricious

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

circumjacent

bordering on every side

inveterate

firmly established, long-standing; habitual

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