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English Vocab

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abate
(v.) to become or cause less spread or less intense
amenable
(adj.) open to suggestion; easily persuaded
asylum
(n.) a safe shelter or refugee like a church that offers protection and safety, especially those with mental ailments or one hiding from the law or extradition
camaraderie
(n.) mutual trust or friendship between people who spend a lot of time together
conviction
(n.) a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a crime; firmly held belief or opinion
deplore
(v.) to feel or express strong disapproval of
doctrine
(n.) a belief or set of beliefs held and/or taught by a church, political party, or other group; stated principal of government policy
enigma
(n.) something or someone that is difficult to understand; a riddle or paradox
facile
(adj.) having superficial or a simple approach; appearing neat by ignoring the complexities of an issue
gullible
(adj.) easily persuaded
inconsequential
(adj.) not important
laconic
(adj.) using very few words
mundane
(adj.) dull; of this earthly world instead of heavenly
ostentatious
(adj.) characterized by a vulgar display
placate
(v.) make someone less angry or hostile
provoke
(v.) to arise anger in someone
reticent
(adj.) not readily revealing one's own feelings
squalid
(adj.) extremely unpleasant; showing a lack of moral standards
tenet
(n.) any opinion held by a group
usurp
(v.) to take illegally; to illegally take the place of