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1

They treated us with 'courtesy' and kindness.

behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others

2

Rather than yell and 'remonstrate' with an individual, I will simply walk away from an argument.

to present and urge reasons in opposition : expostulate

3

A 'magnanimous' donation to the town's animal shelter

showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit; showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind

4

The eyewitness couldn't identify the aircraft, 'ergo' it must have been from another planet

therefore; hence

5

she could be heard on the telephone 'confabulating' with someone

to talk informally : chat; to hold a discussion : confer; to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication

6

The Egyptian sphinx has the body of a 'recumbent' lion.

suggestive of repose : leaning, resting

7

The town is a 'congenial' place for raising children.

having the same nature, disposition, or tastes : kindred; agreeably suited to one's nature, tastes, or outlook

8

She was struck with 'revulsion' at the sight of the dead animal.

a strong pulling or drawing away : withdrawal

9

The quality of the film was 'vitiated' by poor acting.

to make faulty or defective : impair

10

The trouble-maker had a 'propensity' for infamous crimes.

an often intense natural inclination or preference

11

Once upon a time, if you were an unwed mother, you were viewed as a source of 'ignominy'.

disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action; deep personal humiliation and disgrace

12

'In lieu of' oil-lamps, incandescent electric 6-volt lamps are now employed.

instead

13

I use a 'calabash' gourd as a water bottle.

gourd; one whose hard shell is used for a utensil

14

She's very 'punctilious' about the use of proper grammar.

marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions

15

The candidate caused 'consternation' among his supporters by changing positions on a key issue.

amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion

16

A tree whose delicate beauty 'belies' its real toughness

to give a false impression of; to present an appearance not in agreement with

17

A scheme is 'concocted', realized, and then countered.

devise, fabricate; to prepare by combining raw materials

18

Wise and full of insight, the 'sagacious' leader would live on to better the world.

of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : discerning; acute in perception and sound in judgment

19

I love to 'imbibe' the calm, fresh air of rain into my lungs.

to receive into the mind and retain; to soak in