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30 terms

P&P

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Acquiesce
v- to agree or consent to: to give in
Acrimony
n- bitterness or ill feeling
Brook
v- to tolerate or allow
Circumspection
n- caution; wariness of taking risks
Conjecture
n- an opinion formed on the basis of incomplete evidence; a guess
Defer
v- to yield out of respect or regard for another
Depravity
n-moral corruption;profligacy, debauchery, dissipation, and obscenity
Discernment
n- keen perception, judgement, or insight
Duplicity
n- willful deceitfulness; double-dealing
Effusion
n- an outpouring of words and feelings
Equivocal
adj- ambiguous; open to more than one interpretation; deliberately misleading, vague, or evasive
Expedient
adj- suitable for achieving a particular result, often self-interestedly so
Forbearance
n- patient self control, restraint, and tolerance
Histrionic
adj- overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style
Indelicate
adj- having or showing lack of tact or sensitivity
Impute
v- to attribute a deed to another person (usually a bad deed or a fault)
Incredulous
adj- characterized by intense disbelief
Insipid
adj- lacking in taste; dull, lifeless, flavorless
Licentiousness
n- lack of moral restraint, especially sexually; a disregard for accepted rules
Mercenary
adj- primarily concerned with material reward at the expense of ethics
Obsequious
adj- servilely compliant or deferential; fawning; obediently dutiful
Odious
adj- extremely offensive, unpleasant or repulsive; inclined to produce a feeling of hatred
Palatable
adj- acceptable or agreeable to the palate or taste- savory, acceptable or agreeable to the mind or feelings
Pedantic
adj- excessive concern with academic learning or minute details, overly and condescendingly knowledgeable
Prodigious
adj- extraordinary in size or degree
Scruples
n- doubt or hesitation regarding a course of action that may be improper or immoral
Tacit
adj- understood without being openly expressed; implied
Alacrity
n-liveliness and eagerness
Affable
adj- friendly and approachable
Deign
v- do something that one considers to be below one's dignity