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English9B sem2 vocab quiz #3

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efface
to wipe out; to do away with; expunge
solicitous
anxious or concerned, anxiously desirous: solicitious about a person's health; expressing care or concern
congealed
to have changed from a liquid state into a solid state; solidify
sententious
terse/brief and energetic in expression; pithy (precise and meaningful). given to pompous moralizing. a language filled with maxims.
confabulation
a casual talk or chat
sardonic
scornfully or cynically mocking; sarcastic
tumult
violent and noisy commotion of a crowd or mob; chaos of emotions
contumacy
obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority
alacrity
cheerful willingness or eagerness, but also swiftness of movement or quickness (celerity)
mien
bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind