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Flashcards in Social Animals Deck (19)
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Acquiesce

Agree with some reluctance

2

Ambit

Extent, boundary

3

Contumacious

Headstrong, obstinate

4

Expiate

Make amends for

5

Lieu

Place, alternate

6

Menagerie (adj.)

Zoo

7

Mete

Administer, distribute

8

Mores

Traditional customs

9

Phalanx

Compact or close-knit body of people/things

10

Propitiate

Conciliate
Pacify
Assuage
Placate

11

Rancor

Bitterness, hatefulness

12

Haughty

- Disdainfully proud
- scornfully arrogant
- supercilious

13

Brigade

A group of individuals organized for a particular purpose (phalanx)

14

Choleric

- extremely irritable
- easily angered
- irascible

15

Apportion

To distribution or allocate proportionally, mete

16

Fatuous

Foolish or inane, silly

17

Vociferous

Crying out noisily

18

Anthropomorphic

Having human characteristics

19

Chagrin

Distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated