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barrons week five

quiz for barrons week five words

acrimonious angry and bitter (adjective) Example: Your acrimonious arguments about religion only sever friendships.
admonish reprimand firmly; urge or warn seriously (verb) Example: Do not admonish him for being a slow driver!
clandestine secretive (adjective) Example: We waited until after our parents went to sleep to have our clandestine meeting about their surprise party.
concur agree (verb) Example: I would have to concur with your view on the article we just read.
construe be interpreted (to view something) in a particular way (verb) Example: I was able to construe that his eyesight was poor, based on the fact that he wore very thick glasses.
culprit a person who is responsible for an offence or misdeed (noun) Example: The robber is still at large, but the likely culprit is the felon who recently escaped from prison.
distraught very worried and upset (adjective) Example: She was very distraught when she found out that her dog was seriously ill and might not recover.
duplicity deceitfulness (to be dishonest and to trick) (noun) Example: The duplicity of my friend was very upsetting, as I had always completely trusted her.
duress threats or violence used to force a person to do something (noun) Example: The hostages agreed to make dinner for their captor, but it was all under duress.
egregious outstandingly bad (adjective) Example: The egregious behaviour of the politicians was discussed at length in the newscast.
elicit evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions
ethics the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or how an activity is conducted; the branch of knowledge concerned with moral principles (noun) Example: People have a different set of ethics, depending upon their upbringing and background.
flagrant very obvious and unashamed (adjective) Example: The man’s flagrant violation of the law is what landed him in jail.
impunity freedom from punishment or harm (noun) Example: In exchange for her testimony, the accomplice received impunity from prosecution.
inane lacking sense; silly (adjective) Example: The inane behaviour of the students when they were whistling during the assembly irked the teachers.
inexorable impossible to stop or prevent (adjective) Example: Of course, the public is enraged by the inexorable rise in gas prices.
paucity smallness or lack of something (noun) Example: Because of the paucity of our oil supply, we need to seek out other fuel resources.
pernicious having a harmful effect (adjective) Example: Because she hates me, my neighbor is always spreading pernicious lies about me.
rampant flourishing or spreading in an uncontrolled way (adjective) Example: During the riots, crime was rampant in the streets.
tolerate allow (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) to exist or happen; patiently accept (something unpleasant); able to be exposed to (a drug, etc.) without being harmed (verb) Example: I am unable to tolerate intolerance.
Created by: hhhkid21
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