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Vocabulary 9

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Trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation
Trite
lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of contrast use or excessive repetition; stale
Ambivalent
having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action
Ameliorate
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve
Anachronism
an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one
Colloquy
a conversational exchange; dialogue
Collusion
a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy
Comely
pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair
Commensurate
corresponding in size or degree; in proportion
Dichotomy
a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
Didactic
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
Diffident
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
Enmity
the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
Epicure
a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink
Equanimity
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, esp. in a difficult situation
Incipient
in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop
Incontrovertible
not able to be denied or disputed
Inculcate
instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction
Indefatigable
(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly
Indolent
wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy