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English Vocabulary Unit 6

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abashed
Embarrassed or ashamed
aloof
Withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually by choice)
anguish
Great mental suffering, to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
articulate
To pronounce distinctly, able to use language effectively
bask
To expose oneself to, pleasant warmth, to take pleasure in
defect
An imperfection or flaw of some kind, to desert a cause
finesse
Delicate skill and cleverness, to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment
flaunt
To wave or flutter slowly, display in a conceited offensive way
forthright
Frank, direct, straightforward
genial
Cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
instill
To add gradually, to introduce or cause to be taken in
ostracize
To exclude from a group, banish, send away
premonition
Forewarning of a future event
pseudonym
A pen name, assumed by an author
purge
To wash away impurities, the process of getting rid of something decisively
rehabilitate
To make in good form, to restore to good condition or to a former position
repercussion
An effect or consequence of some action or event, result
resolute
Bold, determined, firm
retentive
Able to hold, keep or recall; retaining knowledge easily
scapegoat
A person or thing carrying the blame for others