10 terms

English 10 Vocab

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Alacrity
Cheerful readiness, promptness or willingness
Assiduous
1.Constant in application to the business in hand, unremitting
2.Working diligently at a task
Cacophony
Harsh discordance of sound, dissonance, the use of harsh-sounding words or phrases
Cajole
To persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax, false means of persuasion
Capricious
1.Subject to, led by, or indicative of whim; erratic
2.Obsolete
Clemency
Disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy
Conflagration
A destructive fire, usually an extensive one
Contrite
1.Caused by showing extreme remorse
2.Filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement
Conundrum
An intricate and difficult problem
Deleterious
1.Injurious to health
2.Harmful