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30 terms

Tale of Two Cities pt. 2

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engrossed
completely occupied or absorbed
entreaty
a plea, an earnest request
evanescent
fleeting; impermanent
execrable
extremely bad, deserving of hate
expeditious
done with speed and efficiency
felicitous
happy or delightful
ferocity
savagery
florid
flowery, flushed with color
furtive
secret in an underhanded way, stealthy
galling
very irritating
gravity
seriousness, importance
impel
to urge or to drive forward (usually with moral pressure)
implacable
incapable of being appeased
incorrigible
incapable of being reformed or improved
infallible
incapable of error
insolence
insulting or contemptuous behavior
inundate
to flood, to overflow
inviolable
secure from violation or from being profaned
laconic
using a minimum or words; concise to the point of seeming rude
magnanimity
having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit
modicum
limited quantity
munificent
very generous
obscure
difficult to see, vague
obsequious
overly attentive, like a sycophant, servile
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
penitent
showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant
pernicious
very destructive or harmful, deadly
profligate
a wasteful person; extremely wasteful, given to licentiousness
proscribe
to denounce or to condemn, to forbid
remonstrate
to protest, to make objections