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30 terms

English Vocab 45-75

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bildungsroman
coming of age
desultory
random and aimless
billet-doux
a love letter
prosaic
ordinary
specious
false and deceptive
quid nunc
gossip
limpid
clear
probity
integrity
eschew
to avoid
boorish
rude
donnybrook
a fight
enervate
to weaken
Perfunctory
Routinely done without care
Cache
a hiding place
Callow
immature or inexperienced
Ethos
the spirit of a group
Lachrymose
showing sorrow
Malinger
To fake illness to avoid responsibility
Pliant
flexible and easily influenced
Exegesis
an explanation of a text
Drub
To defeat soundly
catholic
free from prejudices
Adulate
to praise or flatter
Adulterate
to corrupt
Affinity
a natural attraction
Amorphous
shapeless
Avuncular
like an uncle
burgeon
to grow rapidly
censure
to criticize harshly
censor
to remove objectionable parts