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conciliatory
(kon SIL ee uh tor ee)
appeasing, soothing, showing willingness to reconcile

After arguing endlessly with them for weeks, Connie switched to a more conciliatory tone with her parents once prom season arrived.
credible
(KRED uh bul)
capable of being believed

The shocking but credible report of mice in the kitchen kept Eddie up all night.
exonerate
(eg ZON er ayt)
to free from blame

Xena was exonerated of all charges.
incontrovertible
(in kahn truh VERT uh bul)
indisputable; not open to question

Teh videotape of the robbery provided incontrovertible evidence agains thte suspect - he was obviously guilty.
indict
(in DITE)
to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime

President Nixon's aides were indicted during the Watergate scandal.
litigious
(luh TIJ us)
prone to engage in lawsuits

Letitia was a litigious little girl; at one point, she tried to sue her dog.
partisan (adj.)
(PAR tiz un)
devoted to or baised in support of a party, group or cause

Today's partisan politics are so antagonistic that it's difficult to reach a successful compromise on any issue.
parity
(PA ruh tee)
equality,as in amount, status, or value (antonym: disparity)

Teh judges at the Olympics must score each athlete's performance with parity; such impartial treatment is hard since one always wants to root for one's own country.
rectitude
(REK ti tood)
moral uprightness, righteousness

Thanks to his uneering sense of fairness and justice, Viktor was a model of moral rectitude; his hometown even erected a statue in his honor.
repudiate
(re PYOO dee ayt)
to reject the validity or authority of

I repudiated the teacher's arguements about Empress We Zetian's reputation by showing him that the reports of her cruelty were from unreliable sources.
sanctimonious
(sank ti MO nee us)
feigning piety or righteousness

The sanctimonious scholar had actually been plagiarizing other people's work for years.
scrupulous
(SKROO pyoo lus)
principles, having a strong sense of right and worng; conscientious and exacting

Evan's scrupulous behavior hegan to annoy his friends when he called the cops on them for toilet papering their teachers house.
solicitous
(so LIS it us)
concerned

Teh parents asked solicitous questions about the college admissions officer's family.
sophistry
(SAHF is tree)
plausible but misleading or fallacious argument

The professor's sophistry misled the sophomore into incorrect beliefs.
substantiate
(sub STAN shee ayt)
to support with proof or evidence; verify

The argument was substantiated by clear facts and hard evidence.
veracity
(vuh RA si tee)
adherence to the truth; truthfulness

Since Vera was known for her veractiy, it came as a complex shock when her family houn out she'd lied on her application.
vindicate
(VIN dih kayt)
to free from blame

Mrs. Layton was finally vindicated after her husband admitted to the crime.
cajole
(kuh JOL)
to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery

The sweet-talking seniors cajoled ann impressionable junior into seeing The Lord of the Rings for the tenth time.
chicanery
(chik AY ner ee)
trickery

The candidate accused his debate opponent of resorting to cheap chicanery to sway the electorate.
obsequious
(ob SEEK wee us)
fawning and servile

Kevin was so obsequious taht even his teachers were embarrassed; as a result, his sucking up rarely led to better grades.
sycophant
(SIK uh fent)
insincere, obsequious, flatterer

Siggie is such a sycophant; he shyly sucks up to his teachers and reaps the rewards of his behavior.