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TKM vocab 3

for vocab test session 9
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venerable
calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments
unmitigated
not lessened;unrelieved
truant
one who shirks duty;especially: one who stays out of school without permission
sullen
dismal;gloomy
succinct
marked by compact precise expression without wasted words
stealthy
intended to escape observation;furtive;secretive;sly
ruddy
having a healthy reddish color
mollify
to reduce in intensity
infallible
incapable of error
gala
a festive celebration
furtive
done by stealth;sly;sneaky
formidable
causing fear, dread, or apprehension
fey
having or displaying an other wordly, magical or fairylike aspect or quality; as if under a spell
dogged
marked by stubborn determination
deign
to think it appropriate to one's dignity; to condescend
complacent
self satisfied;unconcerned;smug
amanuensis
one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript
akimbo
having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward
aggregation
a group, mass, or body coposed of many distinct parts or individuals
myopia
near-sightedness; can't plan ahead
impassive
giving no sign of feeling or emotion
elucidate
to give a clarifying explanation
corroborate
to support with evidence or authority; to make more certain
temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness;recklessness
brash
hasty;unthinking;lackingrestraint and discernment
austere
severe or stern, somber and grave ; bare
affirm
to assert as valid or confirmed
acquiesce
to accept, comply, or submit taccitly or passively
congenital
being such by nature; existing at or dating from birth
tenet
a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially: one held in common by members of an organization, movement or proffesion
genial
pleasant or friendly; cordial and kindly
fortitude
strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage