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20 terms

Sat week 13

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Haughty
adj unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people
Cipher
N or v to use figures or numerals arithmetically; something of no value or importance
Histrionic
adj very emotional and energetic, but lacking sincerity or real meaning
Benefactor
n someone who gives money to help an organization, society or person
Encore
n an extra song or piece of music that is performed at the end of a show because the audience shout for it
Greenhorn
n a person who is not experienced
Pallet
n a flat wooden structure onto which heavy goods are loaded so that they can be moved using a fork lift
Stretcher
n Slang: a lie
Harrow
n a large piece of equipment which is pulled behind a tractor to break the earth into small pieces ready for planting
Candid
adj truthful and honest, especially about something difficult or painful
Confront
v to face, meet or deal with a difficult situation or person
Disposition
n the particular type of character which a person naturally has
Elocution
n the art of careful public speaking, using clear pronunciation and good breathing to control the voice
Venture
v to risk going somewhere or doing something that might be dangerous or unpleasant, or to risk saying something that might be criticized
Mortify
v to cause someone to feel extremely ashamed
Meek
adj quiet, gentle and not willing to argue or state your opinions in a forceful way
Pensive
adj thinking in a quiet way, often with a serious expression on your face
Sublime
adj extremely good, beautiful or enjoyable
Cavort
v to move around in a playful way, sometimes noisily; often in a sexual way
Contrite
adj feeling great regret and guilt for something bad that you have done