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Volume 1 Vocab of Pride and Prejudice (Scherbel Period 8)

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alacrity
eager readiness, willingness; quick understanding
appertain
to belong or relate to
approbation
approval, sanction, praise
arch
teasing, pleasantly mischievous
ascertain
to make certain or definite; to discover through examination or experiment
asperity
sharpness of temper; harshness
avowal
frank admission, open declaration; confession
caprice
whim, impulse; impulsive change of mind
circumspection
cautious judgment
complaisance
willingness to please, compliance
complacency
quite satisfaction, contentment; self-satisfaction
diffidence
lack of self-confidence; hesitancy to assert oneself; shyness
diffuseness
a spreading out; scattering wordiness
discretion
prudence, carefulness in words or actions
ductility
quality of being easily molded or led
effusion
unrestrained emotional response
expostulation
earnest protest
felicity
happiness, good fortune; quality of pleasing expression in speech or writing
forbearance
patient restraint, self-control
importune
to trouble someone with demands, to urge persistently
iniquitous
wicked, unjust
manifold
many and varied
mien
manner, air; way of carrying oneself
mortify
to cause someone to experience shame or humiliation
obliging
helpful, ready to serve
odious
hateful, disgusting, offensive
panegyric
formal speech or writing praising a person or event
pedantic
displaying scholarship, lacking in judgment or sense of proportion
piqued
prided oneself or aroused interest
pliancy
adaptability
precipitance
great haste, rashness
prognostics
forecasts, predictions
scrupulousness
showing careful attention to what is right or proper
solicitude
care, concern; sometimes excessive concern
supercilious
disdainful, contemptuous, proud, haughty
surmise
guess, conjecture
vex
to annoy, disturb