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bagatelle
something of little value or importance
The pin I bought at the junk store is just a bagatelle and has little value.
exacerbate
aggravate, make worse or more severe
Instead of reducing her pimples, the new cream seems to have exacerbated her acne.
forbearance
patience, self control

Please stop talking during the movie, as our forbearance is nearly at an end.
garrulous
talkative

Jenny is not shy like her sister but is quite garrulous in social situations.
moment
importance, consequence

The matter is of great moment and can not wait until tomorrow.
penchant
fondness,liking

I have a penchant for horses and I try to ride as often as I can.
reconcile
make friendly again/settle

After our terrible fight, we decided to reconcile since our friendship is more important.
refractory
hard to control,unruly, obstinate
After the picketers became refractory, the police were called in.
slatternly
dirty, untidy

My mom thinks my room looks slatternly since I leave things on the floor.
transitory
short-lived, temporary

My love of horses is not transitory since I fell in love with them when I was two.
venial
forgivable, excusable

Her lateness is venial since she had a flat tire on the way.
veracity
honesty, truthfulness

Since she has told many lies, I doubt the veracity of her new story.