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Flashcards in Little Women Deck (33):
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apology

acknowledging and expressing regret for a wrong

2

august

magnificent, majestic; inspiring awe or reverence

3

bashfulness

shyness, self-consciousness, and awkwardness in the presence of others

4

bulletin

a brief official statement or announcement about a matter of cercern

5

charm

a particular quality that attracts; a delightful characteristic

6

contraband

prohibited or excluded by law

7

couturier

dressmaker

8

credit

favorable notice or attention resulting from an action or an achievement

9

debutante

young woman making a formal entrance into society

10

elegant

characterized by refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style

11

enticement

to attract by arousing hope or desire

12

hardship

a circumstance that is difficult to bear; a cause of discomfort or suffering

13

heroine

a woman of brave spirit

14

hindrance

something that gets in the way of

15

hysterical

excessive or uncontrollable emotion

16

indignation

anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy

17

infect

to contaminate with a disease-producing organism or matter

18

ingenue

artless girl; actress who plays such parts

19

lecture

a lengthy scolding; a formal reproof

20

linger

to be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance

21

malapropism

comic misuse of a word

22

mauve

pale purple

23

melodramatic

exaggeratedly emotional

24

mindful

attentive; heedful

25

neglect

to pass over without giving due attention; disregard

26

poverty

the state of being poor; lack of the basic material goods

27

scandalize

to offend the moral of

28

sherbet

flavored dessert ice

29

skirmish

a minor conflict or dispute

30

solace

something that eased or relieves; comfort; consolation

31

spoonerism

accidental transposition of sounds in successive words, as Hoobert Herver for Herbert Hoover

32

truckle

to be servile or submissive

33

wisdom

understanding of what is true, right, or lasting