Vocabulary 9

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Trepidation

tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation

Trite

lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of contrast use or excessive repetition; stale

Ambivalent

having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action

Ameliorate

to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve

Anachronism

an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one

Colloquy

a conversational exchange; dialogue

Collusion

a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy

Comely

pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair

Commensurate

corresponding in size or degree; in proportion

Dichotomy

a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different

Didactic

intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive

Diffident

modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence

Enmity

the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something

Epicure

a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink

Equanimity

mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, esp. in a difficult situation

Incipient

in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop

Incontrovertible

not able to be denied or disputed

Inculcate

instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction

Indefatigable

(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly

Indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

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