30 terms

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grave
very serious and worrying
maligned
spoken ill of
apathy
lack of interest or emotion
oppressive
causing great discomfort; distressing
encroaching
intruding on, especially in a gradual way
commemorates
honors a memory
extricating
setting free; removing from a difficult situation
constricting
preventing freedom of movement; limiting
perpetually
continuing forever; constantly
tentative
hesitant; not confident
convoluted
twisted in a complicated way
verified
proved to be true
deftness
skillfulness
imperceptibly
so slowly or slightly as to be barely noticeable
tempering
changing to make more suitable, usually by mixing with something
ingratiating
acting in a way intended to win someone's favor
scrutinized
examined carefully
indulgence
leniency; readiness to tolerate or forgive bad behavior
grimacing
making a twisted face showing disgust or pain
meager
of poor quality or small amount
trace
tiny amount; hint
fraud
deceit; trickery
stipulates
includes specifically as part of an agreement
prudent
exercising sound judgment; cautious
credulity
tendency to believe too readily
reveling
taking great pleasure or delight
staidness
state of being settled; calm
engaging
attractive; pleasant
irreproachable
above criticism
ulterior
further; beyond what is openly stated or implied