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22 terms

Test #3 Section 4

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cosmopolitan
suave, sophisticated, worldly, debonair (ant. naive)
coddle
treat with excessive indulgence; to baby
oust
remove from a position or office
chide
to scold (castigate, chastise)
banal
obvious and dull; empty of meaning
prophetic
clairvoyant, able to see future
proximity
closeness, the region close around a person or thing
cantankerous
having a difficult and contrary disposition, irascible
complacent
smug, self-satisfied
complaisant
trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
benign
harmless ("ben"=good; "mal"=bad)
reticent
inclined to keep silent; reserved
docile
easily handled or managed
placid
peaceful, calm
clairvoyant
prophetic, able to tell future
deferential
respectful and polite in a submissive way
sanctimonious
excessively or hypocritically pious
equivocate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
conformity
adjusting one's behavior or thinking to coincide with a group standard
digression
tangent, a message that departs from the main subject
vitality
a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
irascible
quickly aroused to anger