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Glossary of American classics 11H

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. BREVITY
(noun) - briefness or conciseness in speech or writing - BREVITY
remains essential to effective communication.
PHLEGMATIC
adjective) -- calm, slow-moving, unemotional -- Summer
weather can often cause a PHLEGMATIC approach to one's daily routine.
ADAMANT
(adjective) -- unyielding, unwilling to bend; stern - My father's
ADAMANT attitude toward discipline frequently caused me great posterior
pain.
AMPLE
adjective) -- plentiful, abundant, enough -- When the storm arrived,
the family had AMPLE food supplies for at least a month.
EXTRANEOUS
(adjective) - not necessary, not essential, not relevant -
EXTRANEOUS information should be scrupulously avoided in any medical
report.
TRANQUILITY
noun) -- peacefulness, calmness -- The unique
TRANQUILITY of Lake Tahoe during the summer months relaxes the senses.
CLANDESTINE
adjective) - hidden, secret, concealed - Much information
gathered by the CIA has been labeled CLANDESTINE.
PALATABLE
adjective) -- pleasing to the taste buds - An In'n'Out double-
double with French fries is more than PALATABLE when you're hungry.
EXTOL
verb) - Good teachers always EXTOL the strengths of their students.
OBSEQUIOUS
(adjective) - obeying or performing a service in an overly
attentive manner ~ OBSEQUIOUS waiters and waitresses rarely earn big tips
from my table.
PERIPHERAL
adjective) - only marginally connected to what is trulyimportant -- The game itself should be the focus; the Scoreboard is only a
PERIPHERAL factor.
ACRID
. (adjective) - bitter, harsh -- The smell of smoke in a closed room is an
ACRID experience

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