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Vocab August

TermDefinition
inconspicuous (adjective) hardly noticeable
esoteric (adjective) understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; secret; private
ambiguity (noun) doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
obtuse (adjective) stupid; not clear or precise
nuance (noun) a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response; a very slight variation
thwart (verb) to oppose successfully; defeat the hopes or aspirations of
adulate (verb) to praise or flatter too greatly; fawn over
histrionic (adjective) deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly draamtic in speech or behavior
ubiquitous (adjective) existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent
cajole (verb) to persuade by flattery or promise; coax
volatile (adjective) explosive or changing very quickly
tenacious (adjective) persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired
riddled (verb) to fill or affect with; pervade
pejorative (adjective) having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force
prudent (adjective careful, cautious, and wise
allay (verb) to put to rest; calm; quiet
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