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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 03

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mawkish
adj - weakly sentimental, maudlin or insipid
melee
noun - 1 a riotous brawl involving large numbers of people. 2 any confused or muddled collection
obsequious
adj - submissively obedient; fawning
pertinent
adj - relating to or concerned with them or it; relevant
scintillate
verb - intrans 1 to sparkle or emit sparks. 2 to capture attention or impress with one's vitality or wit
tentative
adj - 1 not finalized or completed; provisional. 2 uncertain; hesitant; cautious
vindicate
verb - to clear someone of blame or criticism
vindictive
adj - 1 feeling or showing spite or hatred. 2 seeking revenge
antipathy
noun - a feeling of strong dislike or hostility
bleak
adj - 1 exposed and desolate. 2 cold and unwelcoming. 3 offering little or no hope
colloquial
adj - said of language or vocabulary: a informal; b used in familiar conversation rather than in formal speech or writing
conciliate
verb - 1 to win over someone; to overcome the hostility of someone. 2 to reconcile (people in dispute, etc)
consummate (adj)
adj - 1 supreme; very great; very skilled. 2 complete; utter
consummate (v)
verb - to finish, perfect or complete something
enigma
noun - 1 a puzzle or riddle. 2 a mysterious person, thing or situation.
enigmatic
adj - obscure, ambiguous or puzzling
enjoin
verb - formal to order or command someone to do something.

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