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British Lit Vocab: Flect & Ten

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deflect
turn aside
flex
bend, as to flex a limb
flexible
pliable; not rigid; tractable
flexor
muscle that serves to bend a limb
genuflect
bend the knee; touch the right knee to the ground, as in worship
inflection
change in the pitch or tone of a person's voice
inflexibility
rigidity; firmness
reflect
1. throw back light rays, as from a mirror
2. think
reflex
involuntary response to a stimulus
detention
act of keeping back or detaining
impertinent
1. irrelevant; not pertinent; inappropriate
2. rude
pertinacious
adhering firmly to a purpose or opinion; very persistent
pertinent
having to do with the matter at hand; relevant
retentive
tenacious; able to retain or remember
retinue
group of followers or assistants attending a distinguished person
tenacity
firmness in holding fast; persistence
tenancy
period of a tenant's temporary holding of real estate
tenet
principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true
tenure
1. period for which an office or position is held, as: "US Supreme Court justices enjoy a life tenure"
2. status assuring an employee a permanent position
untenable
incapable of being held or defended