English Vocab 3-3

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English Vocab 3-3

conciliatory

(adj.) intended to placate or pacify

chaste

(adj.) not having sex, virgin

munificence

(n.) generosity in giving

philanthropy

(n.) charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness (associated with money)

intelligentsia

(n.) the highly educated and cultured

literati

(pl.n.) well-educated people who are interested in literature

highbrow

(adj.) scholarly or rarefied in taste; (n.) someone who is intellectually snobby

parochial

(adj.) narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

provincial

(adj.) regional; rustic (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

infirmity

(n.) physical or mental weakness

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