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13 terms

FD Ch. 10-App. Vocab

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forte
a person's strong suit, or most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; something that one excels in
apostrophe
a digression in the form of an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea
quail
to lose heart or courage in difficulty or danger; shrink with fear.
staid
of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious
imprudent
not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
imbue
to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc
impropriety
inappropriateness; unsuitableness.
redress
compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate.
commensurate
corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree
ardor
great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion
palpably
readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident
habiliments
clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc.