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Song Of Solomon Vocabulary

Vocabulary for Song of Solomon
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unfetter
to free from restraint; liberate
guileless
free from cunning or deception
deferential
(adj.) showing respect for another's authority (His deferential attitude toward her made her more confident in her ability to run the company
vacuous
devoid of significance or point
audacity
aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
buffoon
a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
gloat
gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy
impregnable
able to withstand attack, impossible to take by storm, not able to be conquered; impenetrable
blandness
the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern, smooth and gracious in manner, lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
designation
identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others, choosing for a specific reason, appointing
foist
to force onto another, insert surreptitiously or without warrant
pompous
puffed up with vanity, (adj) overly self-important in speech or manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
fervor
feelings of great warmth and intensity, the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
garrulous
full of trivial conversation, talkative, rambling
wan
become pale and sickly, lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
truculent
defiantly aggressive, aggressively hostile
chasten
correct by punishment or discipline, censure severely, to seek to improve through punishment; to discipline
assuage
provide physical relief, as from pain, cause to be more favorably inclined, (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
raucous
unpleasantly loud and harsh, boisterous, disorderly, disturbing the public peace, unruly