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TKAM vocabulary 1

TKAM vocabulary 1 gardella english honors 9
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assuage
to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve
piety
dutiful respect or regard for parents, homeland, etc
dictum
an authoritative pronouncement; judicial assertion
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
quaint
strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way
malevolent
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed
predilection
a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference
domicile
a place of residence; abode; house or home
profane
characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles or things; irreligious
terrain
a tract of land, esp. as considered with reference to its natural features, military advantages, etc.
indigenous
originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native
diminutive
small; little; tiny
fractious
Inclined to make trouble
auspicious
Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious
disapprobation
disapproval; condemnation