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Vocab Quiz 2

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assertive
acting with confidence and force; sure of one's self
brazen
extremely bold; shamelessly rude or defiant
complaisant
wanting to please; willing to do what pleases others; cheerfully obliging
docile
Gentle; easily manageable or teachable; tame
flamboyant
showy, flashy, vivid or dramatic
intrepid
fearless; having unwavering courage
mellow
a. relaxes and unhurried; easygoing b. to become more relaxed or pleasant
pacific
of a peaceful nature; calm
strident
loud, harsh, grating, or shrill
unabashed
a. not embarrassed; composed b. not hidden or disguised; obvious
affect
a. to influence; to change b. to put on a false show or display of c. feeling or emotion, especially as shown in facial expressions or body language
effect
a. a result b. to bring about
depredation
a. a predatory attack; a raid b. damage, destruction or loss
deprivation
the state of lacking or doing without something; loss
disinterested
impartial; free of bias or self-interest in an outcome
uninterested
without interest; having no interest or concern in a matter
emigrate
to leave one country or region and settle in another
immigrate
to settle in a country or region where one is not a native
precede
to come before
proceed
to go forward or onward
didactic
a. intended to teach b. overly moralistic; preachy
edify
to instruct for intellectual, moral, or spiritual movement
elucidate
to explain or make clear
erudite
possessing great knowledge or scholarship
esoteric
understood only by and elite, scholarly, or elusive group; obscure
imbue
a. to inspire or influence thoroughly b. to stain or dye thoroughly
indoctrinate
to instruct in or impart certain principles or ideology
pedagogy
a. the art or profession of teaching b. the body of knowledge related to education and teaching
pedantic
overly concerned with or narrowly focused on book learning or formal rules
pundit
a. a person of great learning about a particular topic; an expert b. a source of opinion; a critic
aegis
protection; sponsorship; guidance
amends
something done to make up for a wrong, an injury, or a mistake; compensation
conciliatory
peacemaking; appeasing; intended to overcome distrust. animosity, or conflict
conducive
tending to cause or bring about; favorable to
extricate
to free from difficulty or entanglement
importune
to annoy with repeated and insistent requests; to ask for urgently or repeatedly
mediate
to help opposing sides reach and agreement; to intervene in a conflict in order to improve the situation
mitigate
to make less severe; to soften, lessen, or moderate
patronize
a. to support or sponsor b. to go as a customer; to shop at regularly c. to treat as inferior
renovate
to restore something to an earlier condition, be repairing or remodeling