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Glossary of American Literature Vocab Words List 6

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rigor
harshness or severity
profuse
flowering freely; generous; excessive
fastidious
meticulous, demanding, critical, overly careful
prosaic
uninspired
philanthropy
a desire to help mankind
languid
slow, tired, drooping, weak
astute
perceptive, clear
brevity
briefness
reprehensible
shameful, bad
augment
to increase, to make bigger
engender
to create, to produce
deride
to ridicule, to make fun of
ambivalent
undecided, doubtful
indolence
laziness
amiable
friendly
caustic
burning- uncomplimentary
atrophy
to waste away from lack of use
meander
to wander aimlessly
instigate
to start trouble
heed
to obey

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