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English Vocab

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affectation
an effort to appear to have a quality not fully possessed
attenuate
to make something smaller, thinner, or weaker
blithe
happy and without worry
coquettish
flirty
demure
shy, modest, reserved
dissonant
disagreeing or harsh in sound, out of harmony
implicit
suggested but not communicated directly
incongruous
unusual or different from what is around or from what is generally happening
indolent
disliking work or effort, lazy
lurid
horrible, shocking
pinion
to hold someone, especially by the arms, to prevent them from moving
saccharine
too sweet or too polite
sheepish
embarrassed, bashful
sinuous
having many bends or turns, indirect
spasmodic
happening suddenly for short periods of time and not in a regular way
spectral
ghostly, phantom
temperamental
moody, irritable, sensitive