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Vocab Unit 6

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abashed
embarrassed, ashamed, or non plussed
aloof
withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
anguish
great mental suffering, distress, or pain; to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
articulate
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
bask
to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
defect
an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; to desert a cause or organization
finesse
delicate skill; tact and cleverness; to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion
flaunt
to wave or flutter showily; to 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 or foreboding of a future event
pseudonym
a pen name, name assumed by a writer
purge
to wash away impurities, clean up; the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
rehabilitate
to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
repercussion
an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation
resolute
bold, determined; firm
retentive
able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
scapegoat
a person or thing carrying the blame for others