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M.F Vocab Unit 1


Abash (Verb) To make ashamed, to embarrass
Alleviate (Verb) to relieve, usually temporary or incompletely, to make bearable; to lessen
Arduous (Adjective) Hard; difficult
Broach (verb) To open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject
Cogent (Adjective) Powerfully convincing
Countenance (Noun) Face; facial expression, especially an encouraging one
dialectical (noun) relating to discussions, relating to rules and methods of reasoning; approaching truth in the middle of opposing extremes
Enfranchise (Verb) To grant privileges of citizenship, especially the right to vote
Farcical (Adjective) Absurd; ludicrous
Hermetic (Adjective) impervious to external influence; airtight
indulgent (adjective) lenient, yielding to desire
Kinetic (Adjective) having to do with motion; lively, active
mentor (noun) a teacher, tutor, counselor or coach; especially in business, an experienced person shows and inexperienced person the ropes
Opaque (Adjective) impossible to see through, impossible to understand
Petulant (Adjective) Rude, cranky, ill-tempered
propitious (Adjective) Marked by favorable signs or conditions
repercussion (noun) a consequence; an indirect effect
specious (Adjective) deceptively plausible or attractive
tantamount (adjective) equivalent to
venal (adjective) capable of being bribed; willing to do anything money, corrupt
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