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Flashcards in peters vocab 5 Deck (20):
1

keeness and quickness in understanding,, discernment; showing good judgment

acumen

2

lessen calm sooth, apease pacify

assuage

3

disagreeably loud or boisterous; open unashamed offensive,

blatant

4

top punish, rebuke severely, (public criticism) scold

castigate

5

unreasonable and boastful devotion to country race sex ect

chauvinism

6

lacking self confidence; timid shy

diffident

7

overflowing with enthusiasm, high spirits, exuberant

ebullient

8

create, bring into being; CAUSE or produce

engender

9

the quality of remaining calm and undisturbed / eveness of mind of temper; composure

equanimity

10

inconstant or changeable, especially in loyalty, interests, affection

fickle

11

spoken easily and fluently, but superficially and slippery; insincere 'smooth talker'

glib

12

a break or gap in a series, time, account, speech ect

hiatus

13

deadlock, standstill deadend

impasse

14

an argument or controversial discussion; a person inclined to engagement or disputation

polemic

15

careful exercising sound judgement in practical matters, cautious or discreet in conduct

prudent

16

remedy, rectify

redress

17

moving backward; returning to a previous state

regressive

18

a person, member of a tribe or a group of people who have no home, but rather roaming place to place

nomad

19

bouncing back into shape, recovering strength, spirit or humor quickly

resilient

20

long, vehement speech; denunciation; rant

tirade