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Great Expectations vocab 21-30

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(n) Miscreant
one who behaves criminally or viciously
-He was a miscreant to anyone wearing yellow.
(n) paroxysm
a sudden violent emotion or action
-He had a paroxysm when someone said yellow was stupid.
(v) relinquish
to withdraw or retreat from
-He relinquished the red t shirt.
(n) diffidence
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence
- He was in diffidence when talking about the purple cow.
(v) reiterate
to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect
-Must I reiterate the face that I love the colour pink?
(n) presentiment
a feeling that something will or is about to happen
-He had a presentiment that blue was going out of fashion.
(adj) uncouth
strange or clumsy in shape or appearance
-His orange hair was very uncouth.
(adj) brazen
marked by contemptuous boldness
-His puke green socks were brazen.
(v) extricate
to distinguish from a related thing
-He extricated his special black socks from the rest.
(adj) irresolute
uncertain how to act or proceed
He was irresolute when deciding what colour socks to wear.