EnglishVocab13

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  1. extremely difficult to understand
    abtruse
  2. an open or intentional insult (noun); to insult to one's face (verb)
    affront
  3. a false rumor, fabricated story
    canard
  4. excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism
    captious
  5. aware, informed
    cognizant
  6. regretful for some misdeed or sin
    contrite
  7. center of attraction, attention, or interest;
    cynosure
  8. well behaved, dignified
    decorous
  9. to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something; to condescend
    deign
  10. thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality
    desiccated
  11. the power to produce a desired result
    efficacy
  12. to bring to existence, give rise to, produce
    engender
  13. light, airy; suggesting what is heavenly
    ethereal
  14. the front of a building; a surface appearance (as opposed to what may lie behind)
    facade
  15. revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive of someone who robs graves or preys on the dead
    ghoulish
  16. not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
    incongruous
  17. a crafty, scheming, or underhanded action designed to accomplish some end
    machination
  18. to hypnotize or entrance
    mesmerized
  19. disgrace arising from shameful conduct
    opprobrium
  20. generally regarded as such; reputed; hypothesized, inferred
    putative

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