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25 terms

Ben Franklin Vocab

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Parsimony
Frugality; stinginess; careful with money
Erratum
error
Pleurisy
Lung disease
felicity
happiness
polemic
argumentative; caught up in petty details
transmigration
to go from one place to another; to migrate
lampooning
to make fun of someone/something; to satirize
approbation
official praise
nuncupative
not written; oral (especially in a will)
sotting
very drunk
unedifying
spiritually/morally corrupted
inculcate
to teach by repetition
foppery
foolishness
prattling
empty talking
ragamuffins
dirty children
alacrity
liveliness; briskness
indolent
lazy
remittances
a sum of money returned
probity
integrity
scurrilous
vulgar
recompense
giving compensation for something suffered
multifarious
happening or occurring in great variety
jocular
habitually jolly
celerity
rapidly in motion or action
piqued
sparked