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45 terms

3M Vocabulary-Test

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Sagacity
wise, shrewdness
Interlocutor
a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue; interrogator
Compatriots
a native or inhabitant of one's own country; fellow countrymen
Perfidy
an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery; deliberate breach of faith or trust
Reprehensions
censure, reprimand
Calumniators
to make false and malicious statements about; slander
Chimeras
dream, fantasy, delusion
Coalition
combination or alliance
Novices
a person who is new to the circumstances; beginner
Amorous
of or pertaining to love
Avarice
insatiable greed for riches
Indemnified
compensated
Chancellor
a secretary to a king or noble, a priest in charge of a chancery
Antipathy
aversion, disklike
Apostrophized
find a fault or upbraid severly
Promulgated
put into operation, make known by open declaration
Rendezvous
meeting
Sonorous
loud, deep resonant sound
Physiognomist
the outward appearance that gives insight into the character
Polemic
a controversial argument or discussion
Orthodox
customary, conventional, conforming to standard beliefs
Lugubrious
gloomy, dismal
Ingrate
ungrateful
Soubrette
maid, lady's servant
Contiguous
touching, in contact
Vouchsafing
allowing or permitting
Culpable
deserving of blame
Phlegmatic
calm, not easily exicted
Perspicuous
lucid, clearly expressed
Magnanimity
act of generosity or nobility
Conjugal
pertaining to marriage
Laconic
using few words, brief, concise
Capuchins
friars belonging to the Franciscan order
Catarrh
inflammation of the respiratory tract
Dissimulation
hypocrisy, concealing under a false pretense
Peregrination
travel from one place to another, especially on foot
Ennui
boredom, feeling of utter weariness
Infamy
extremely bad reputation
Candor
frank, sincere, pure
Lucid
easily understood, clear
Novitiate
a novice, a beginner in anything
Stupefaction
stunned, overwhelming amazement
Complicity
being an accomplice
Affectation
conspicuous manner
Equerry
an officer of a royal household who tends to the horses