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Flashcards in 55 Deck (30):
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clasp

to hold tightly with your hands or arms

2

conviction

a strong belief or opinion

3

irreconilable

so different that agreement is not possible

4

bemuse

to cause to be confused

5

initiate

to start or begin

6

stress

to give special attention to

7

contend

to argue or state in a strong and definite way

8

fraternize

to be friendly with someone

9

deplete

to use most or all of

10

oust

to cause or force to leave a position of power

11

reserved

not openly expressing feelings or opinions

12

vigilant

carefully noticing problems or signs of danger

13

solicitous

showing concern or care for someone's health, happiness, etc.

14

querulous

complaining in an annoyed way

15

reticent

not willing to tell people about things

16

taciturn

tending to be quiet

17

garrulous

very talkative

18

irrespressible

impossible to hold back

19

predilection

a natural liking for something

20

evocation

the act of evoking something

21

assiduous

showing great care, attention, and effort

22

diffidence

lacking confidence

23

obduracy

stubborn

24

thermoregulate

to regulate body temperature

25

pale

light in color

26

discredit

to cause to seem dishonest

27

absorb

to learn

28

soothing

producing feelings of comfort or relief

29

snatch

to take quickly or eagerly

30

squelch

to stop from continuing by doing or saying something