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Flashcards in word list 6 Deck (15):
1

ameliorate

to make better, to become better; to improve

2

baleful

Expressing hatred or evil; harmful ominous

3

berate

to criticize vigorously; to scold vehemently
严责

4

circumvent

to avoid through craftiness
绕行

5

compunction

a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety caused by guilt
悔恨,反悔

6

condone

to overlook or accept without punishment; to pardon or excuse

7

diminutive

very small; tiny

8

euphemism

a polite term used to avoid directly naming something considered offensive or unpleasant.
委婉语

9

expendable

able to be used up and then discarded or replaced.
消耗品

10

heresy

the expression of unacceptable views, especially those that are in conflict with established religious teaching.
邪教

11

infirmity

physical or mental weakness or defect

12

profane

to treat with scorn or irreverence
亵渎

13

recompense

to pay or compensate
赔偿

14

repast

food and drink; a meal
就餐;饮食

15

servitude

a lack of freedom; forced labor