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Flashcards in Test 2/28/14 Deck (15):
1

Deign (v)

To condescend to give or grant

He would not deign to discuss the matter with us.

2

Inveigh (v)

To protest strongly with words

He was known to inveigh against injustice.

3

Purveyance (n)

Provisions provided

He appreciated the purveyance from the king.

4

Err (v)

To make a mistake

To err is human.

5

Ermine (n)

A white animal whose fur is used for coats

The queen wore an ermine coat.

6

Mercer (n)

A dealer in textile fabrics.

The mercer sold us some fabric.

7

Terse (adj)

Abruptly concise (short)

His answer was very terse.

8

Fife (n)

A high pitched flute used in the military

They awoke to the sound of the fife.

9

Pliant (adj)

Bending easily

The child was pliant.

10

Diadem (n)

A jewel in a crown

In heaven, we will have diadems in our crown.

11

Liable (adj)

Legally responsible

He is liable for the damage caused by his hasty actions.

12

Diffident (adj)

Lacking confidence in one's ability

He was diffident about his spelling.

13

Pinafore (n)

A type of apron worn over a young girl's dress.

She wore a pinafore over her dress.

14

Caprice (n)

A sudden, unpredictable change of one's mind or the weather

She was known for her caprice.

15

Valise (n)

Suitcase

She traveled with a valise.