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Construe
ken stru'
verb
to draw forth
She hoped we wouldn't construe her decision to run for office as a thirst for power.
Tolerate
tol' er ate
verb
to put up with,to bear
Dentist love patients who can tolerate pain.
Impunity
im pyu' ne te
noun
freedom from punishment
The doctor crossed the border with impunity.
Distraught
dis trot'
adjetive
mentally confused,crazed
She is very distraught.
Duplicity
du plis' e te
noun
cunning,trickery
Duplicity is the stock in trade of all skillful counterspies.
stock in trade
the goods,tools,and other requisites of a profession
to take down a peg
to take the conceit out of a braggart
to pass the buck
to evade responsibility
to lionize a person
to make a big fuss oversomeone
Acrimonious
ak' re mo' ne es
adjetive
bitter
We tried to ignore her acrimonious comments.
Paucity
po'se te
adjetive
scarcity
That school had a paucity of knowledge.
Elicit
i lis' it
verb
to make a deduction,to infer
It isn't easy to elicit answers from a class on Monday.
Pernicious
per nish' es
adjetive
harmful,causing injury
The dictator made pernicious rules.
Culprit
kul' prit
noun
the guilty person
The culprit was caught red handed.
Inexorable
in ek' ser e bel
adjetive
inflexible,unrelenting
Sally is a very inexorable person.
Egregious
i gre' jes
adjetive
remarkably bad
The bank teller made an egregious mistake.
Rampant
ram'pant
adjetive
going unchecked,widespread
When the plague was rampant the island George's wife died.
Inane
in an'
adjetive
foolish
Orville Wrigt was criticized for his inane desire to fly.
Ethics
eth'iks
noun
code of principles
People have different ethics.
Concur
ken ker'
verb
agree
If I can get my parents to concur,I will be able to go out of town.
Clandestine
klan des' ten
adjetive
secret;undercover
They had a clandestine meeting.
Flagrant
fla' grent
adjetive
outrageous,glaringly bad
Parking in front of a fire hydrant is a flagrant violation of the city's law.
Admonish
ad mon'ish
verb
to warn,to reprove
I suspect my mom will admonish me for coming home late.
Duress
du res'
adjetive
compulsion,force
The confession was signed under duress.