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31 terms

english vocab

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Austerity
the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
Beguile
attract
Cloister
a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
Dote
shower with love
Extenuate
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
Feign
make believe with the intent to deceive
Idolatry
the worship of idols
Reveling
to take great pleasure or delight
Dissemble
feign
Flout
treat with contemptuous disregard
Progeny
the immediate descendants of a person
Promontory
a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
Wanton
behave extremely cruelly and brutally
Bequeath
leave or give by will after one's death
Chide
censure severely or angrily
Derision
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
entreat
ask for or request earnestly
rebuke
an act or expression of criticism and censure
recompense
make payment to
sojourn
a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
spurn
reject with contempt
discourse
extended verbal expression in speech or writing
enmity
a state of deep-seated ill-will
paragon
an ideal instance
amends
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
audacious
disposed to venture or take risks
gait
a person's manner of walking
Premeditated
characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
Reprehend
express strong disapproval of
transfigure
change completely the nature or appearance of
satire
witty language used to convey insults or scorn