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English vocab 2

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imminent
adjective 1. likely to occur at any moment; impending: Her death is imminent.
conventional
adjective 1. conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior.
solicitous
adjective 1. anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
ingenuous
adjective 1. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.
debunk
verb (used with object) to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans.
marred
-verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring. 1. to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
dupe
noun 1. a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
quixotic
-adjective 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote
ingenious
adjective 1. characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction: an ingenious machine
nostalgia
-noun 1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
facetious
-adjective 1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
cajole
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -joled, -jol·ing. to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax.
temper
noun 1. a particular state of mind or feelings.
adamant
-adjective 1. utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.
plateau
noun 1. a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.

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