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15 terms

WW 9.13

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blandishment
n. (often plural) that which is intended to coax or persuade, such as flattery; an allurement
deprecate
v. to criticize or express disapproval of
2. To represent as of little value
discomfit
v. to make uneasy by confusing or embarrassing a person
meteoric
adj. coming into existence swiftly, suddenly, brightly, like a meteor
overbearing
adj. acting in an arrogant, domineering way
precocious
adj. showing exceptionally early development of abilities
proffer
v. to offer for acceptance or consideration
n. An offer
remonstrate
v. to say in protest; to raise an objection
rift
n. a split or crack
2. a break in friendly relations
solicitous
adj. showing interest and care; concerned
succinct
adj. expressed clearly and in few words; concise
sylvan
adj. having to do with trees or wooded areas
trepidation
n. apprehension; dread
untoward
adj. not favorable; unlucky
virtuoso
n. a person with great skill in some art, especially music
adj. done with great skill and dash