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Quillen week 11 vocab

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to abscond
to depart secretly
to absolve
to forgive, to free from blame, to exonerate
banal
overly common
to beguile
to deceive, to mislead; to charm
to cajole
to flatter, to coax, to persuade
callous
thick-skinned, insensitive
to daunt
to discourage, to intimidate
dearth
lack, scarcity, insufficiency
efficacious
effective, efficient
emaciated
skinny, scrawny, gaunt (especially from hunger)
frivolous
petty, trivial; flippant, silly
garrulous
very talkative
gratuitous
free, voluntary; unnecessary and unjustified
harbinger
precursor, sign of something to come, omen
impasse
blocked path, dilemma with no solution
implausible
improbable, inconceivable
ludicrous
laughable, ridiculous
to lurk
to prowl, to sneak
malevolent
ill-willed; causing evil or harm to others
to mollify
to calm or make less severe