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assuage
to lessen or to calm.
Her anxiety assuaged after the first fire drill.
apothecary
an early form of a pharmacist; could also prescribe drugs.
The sick child was greatful for the apothecary, for she was no longer in major pain.
taciturn
almost always silent.
As well as being very passive, the taciturn child was the only student who didn't call out in class.
repertoire
all the special skills a person has
The musicians repertoire increased greatly as she practiced many new songs.
vapid
boring or uninteresting.
I would much rather be inside than sitting in my vapid algebra class.
malevolent
evil
Once friends, the malevolent backstabber had many ways of proving to be related to the wicked witch.
predilection
a preference, or a preferred way of doing something.
The OCD victim cringed when she was forced to step on a crack that she promised herself she would never step on.
nebulous
Lacking definite form or limits; vague
The teacher gave her students a nebulous writing assignment that could be on a topic of their choice.
condescended
To descend to the level of one considered inferior; lower oneself.
The senior convinced the freshman she was condescended, saying she didn't have a chance of fitting in.
indigenous
Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment.
The indigenous trees have been growing for many years, compared to the freshly plotted acorns.
wallow
to indulge in something with great enjoyment.
During her spare time, the bookworm loved to wallow in books.
illicitly
unauthorized or improper.
The student illicitly snuck into her teacher's desk to change her answers on a test.
impressionistic
Of, relating to, or predicated on impression as opposed to reason or fact
The impressionistic toddler drew her dad taller than the giany red woods, thinking he was the tallest object in the world.
entailment
a legal situation regarding the use of inherited property.
When her grandmother died, she finally accepted the entailment of the wonderful shorehouse that previously belonged to her grandmother.
vexation
something that causes annoyance or problems.
The fidgiting ADHD student was such a vexation to the ADD student that she had to leave the room.
dispensation
a release from an obligation or promise.
Her parents were upset that their child didn't keep her word that she would have her room cleaned before she went shopping, but they knew how much she wanted to go and allowed a dispensation.
cordially
Warm and sincere; friendly
The bride-to-be cordially invited all of her friends and family to join her at her wedding.
tranquility
peacefulness; serenity
She was so used to the noisy, upbeat life of the city, that when she moved to the tranquil countryside, the calmness made her go crazy.
iniquity
A grossly immoral act; a sin.
Stealing is considered an iniquity and is frowned upon.
flinty
extremely hard and firm
After countless crunches, he finally had a flinty six pack.
contemptuous
to have the feeling that someone or something is beneath you; that it or they are worthless.
When he became captain of the team, he saw the other team members as contemptuous.
contentious
always ready to argue or fight
People disagreed with her so often that she was constantly contentious.
diminutive
smaller than ordinary
Being used to carrying a backpack weighing more than her, the student was surprised by the diminutive amount of homework.
judiciously
done with sound judgment; sensible.
She judiciously considered her options of what will be the best way to spend her weekend, esspecially since her weekends aren't usually free.
disaprobation
disapproval
She didn't tell her parents about her boyfriend who was 2 years older than her, in fear of disaprobation about his age.
auspicious
favorable
The auspicious teacher frequently gave one of her students free points because she is friends with her student's family.
arbitrate
to judge or decide
The judge arbitrated if the father was guilty for abusing his daughter.
melancholy
sad and gloomy
The melancholy toddler moped around months after her pet died.
benign
kind and gentle
A kindergarten teacher should be benign, not strict.
tacit
An agreement or treaty that has been silently agreed upon.
It was very tacit to the students that they shouldn't damage the brand new desks.
pestilence
A usually fatal epidemic disease; plague
When a foreign exchange student started going to Shawnee, a rare pestilence spread around and it was thought that she was the source of it.
benevolence
a generous or thoughtful gift
The mother was given a benevolence gift from her son when he saw something that reminded him of her.
placidly
calmly; quietly
Instead of losing her mind, the teacher hid her frustration and placidly asked her students to pay attention.
asinine
Utterly stupid or silly
The students laughed at someone's asinine question and the teacher told them not to make fun of others.
edification
education; instruction
Even if you aren't in school, your edification never ends.