Vocabulary I

Vocabulary I

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noun- aversion, dislike

The antipathy between the rivals was obvious; they did not hide their dislike for one another.

verb-to put fears to rest; to calm; to relieve or lesson

A night light helped to allay the child’s fear of the dark.

noun- a strong feeling of dislike, repugnance, opposition

Cats have a strong aversion to water.

noun- exemption from punishment

In some countries, government restrictions are so lax that businesses operate with nearly complete impunity.

open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations.

They were disappointed: the president’s choices-and his intentions-remain frustratingly ambiguous.

verb- to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy; to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

It’s weakened by denial of accountability and obfuscation of past acts.

adjective- deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable:

Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.

1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
2.to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
3.to make compatible; reconcile.

If they conclude that discrimination occurred, they will attempt to conciliate.

verb- to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase:

His salary is augmented by a small inheritance.

verb- to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.

They found that as well as improving efficiency, they also help to ameliorate damage.

verb- to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one’s grief; to assuage one’s pain.

Private jet sharing: it may assuage guilt, but is it really green?

noun- an apartment in or a building connected with a church or a religious house, in which the sacred vessels, vestments, etc., are kept.

Church vestments are also on display in the sacristy.

noun- one of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers, etc., during divine service and on other occasions.
adjective- 1. ostentatious in one’s learning.
2.overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

Sorry to be pedantic but swapping out an adverb for an adjective gave me shivers.

adjective- 1. characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
2. (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful’s ostentatious charity.

They had to concentrate on fighting one another and keeping up their images through ostentatious displays of wealth.

adjective- 1. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
2. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.

It’s probably a quixotic effort, but it is nevertheless touchingly valiant.

noun- the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.

Yet there was no sign of lethargy or sluggishness anywhere about it.

adjective- gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable.
verb- to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable:

Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms’ fairy tales.