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19 terms

In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary #3

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not having any serious purpose or value, being trivial or silly
frivolity
undermine the power and authority of, to overthrow
subversive
reserved, the trait of being uncommunicative, restrained, shy
reticence
shelter or protection from danger, safety from a government or someone trying to oppress you, a mental institution
asylum
mixed feelings or emotions, indecisive
ambivalence
having a sophisticated charm, confident (usually used with men)
debonair
well known, respected, and admired for past achievements
illustrious
intensity or forcefulness of expression
vehemence
scold
admonish
performing acts of kindness or charity
beneficent
declare free from blame, guilt, or responsibility
absolve
comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
consolation
disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed
disillusioned
humble submission and respect
deference
relieve or satisfy, bring to a state of quiet
appease
to move rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, a vehicle that lurches or swerves, to lean to one side, to heel as a ship sailing in the wind
careen
comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness
solace
very weak or slight
tenuous
easily managed or handled
docile