20 terms

British Lit. Vocab #2

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solicitous
showing hovering attentiveness
sanguine
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
garnished
having decorative or flavorful additions
avouches
asserts positively; affirms
absolution
the act of absolving or remitting
prevarication
the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
commission
a special assignment that is given to a person or group
capital
a seat of government
maxim
a saying that widely accepted on its own merits
pallor
unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
timorous
timid by nature or revealing timidity
stringent
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
hoary
covered with fine whitish hairs or down
derision
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
apothecary
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
prating
babbling
allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
tale
a trivial lie
pilgrim
someone who journeys in foreign lands
satirize
ridicule with satire