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Amiable
Diffusing warmth and friendliness

Amigo--> friend in spanish--> to be friendly--> diffusing warmth and friendliness
Antiquity
resembling an artifact surviving from the past/ age
Antique--> artifact--> antiquity= describing something as an antique.
Assiduity
Great and constant diligence to attention
-->duity--> duty--> soldiers have to have great and constant diligence to attention for their commanders.
Aversion
the act of turning yourself or your gaze) away
-->Avert--> the verb of doing aversion.
Deference
A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
---> to defer--> putting aside or postponing--> tendency to yield to others will
Dismember
separate the limbs from the body
--> dis + member--> take away--> separate.
Henpecked
harassed by persistent nagging
-->act of getting pecked is extremely annoying--> persistent nagging as if a bird wouldnt stop pecking.
Impunity
exemption from punishment or loss
--> puni--> weak--> Im + weak= strong--> exemption from punishment or loss.
Lament
regret strongly
---> ?
Meek
evidencing little spirit or courage
---> meek student--> one who shows little spirit for school or hw.
Obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
-->??
Pestilent
exceedingly harmful
--> Pest--> persistent in nagging--> opposite, actually harmful.
Posthumous
occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
--> Post + humous--> "after death"
Scrupulous
characterized by extreme care and great effort
--> Scru--> screw up--> opposity of extreme care and great effort.
Termagant
a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman
--> ??
Zeal
Excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
--> zeal of a warrior--> to win the battle.