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Erice Fall Vocab 4

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Adduced
v. to bring forward in argument or as evident; cite as pertinent or conclusive
Burnished
v. to polish; to make smooth and bright n. gloss; brightness; luster
Caprice
n. a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather
Catechism
n. an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion in the form of questions & answers
Concord
n. agreement between things; harmony; a treaty; compact; covenant; peace
Dauntless
adj. fearless; bold
Depravity
n. the state of being corrupt, wicked, or perverted
Despondent
adj. feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom
Diabolical
adj. devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked
Emissary
n. a representative sent on a mission or errand; an agent sent on a secret mission, as a spy
Exigency
n. 1) urgency 2) the need intrinsic to a circumstance, condition 3) a situation that demands prompt action/remedy; emergency
Expatiate
v. to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion
Gauntlets
n. a glove with an extended cuff for the wrist; the cuff itself
Guise
n. 1) aspect; semblance 2) assumed appearance or mere semblance 3) style of dress v. to dress; attire
Heed
v. to give careful attention to
Infernal
adj. 1) hellish; fiendish 2) extremely troublesome, annoying 3) of, inhabiting, or befitting hell
Infirmity
n. 1) a physical weakness or ailment 2) lack of strength 3) a moral weakness or failing
Sunder
v. to separate; part; divide; sever
Temporal
adj. 1) of or pertaining to time 2) worldly 3) temporary; transitory
Vehemence
n. ardor; fervor; fury