Vocab Quiz #3

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Abstruse
(adj.) difficult to understand; obscure
Credulous
(adj.) too trusting; gullible; naive
Deprecate
(v.) to express disapproval of
Didactic
(adj.) instructive, educative, intended to teach
Enigmatic
(adj.) puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
Colloquialism
(n.) a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation.
Immutable
(adj.) not subject to change, constant
Mitigate
(v.) make less severe, serious, or painful
Pretentious
(adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities
Vilify
(v.) to malign, to defame, to utter abusive statements against; to slander; belittle unjustly or maliciously