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18th Century Vocabulary List

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EsotericConfined to a small group; not public; private
StoicSeemingly indifferent to or unaffected
AllegedDeclared, asserted, often without proof
IngeniousPossessing or showing great skill in creating or devising
TrepidationA state of alarm or dread; apprehension
QuelledSubdued
PerniciousWicked; extremely harmful
QuagmireA difficult or precarious situation
ScrupulousExtremely careful in deciding right and wrong
IngratiateInsinuate into the good graces of
ObstinateUnreasonably stubborn
ExpedientConvenient means to an end
AccentuateEmphasize
DigressWandered off subject
AsunderApart
LunacyMadness
DivertedAmused
AbatedLessened
DeterredPrevented
SlovenlyUntidy
BrevityBeing brief
ChasmDeep crack or fissure; abyss
CohortBand of soldiers; group
EpicureOne who takes great pleasure in fine foods or other things
DeliriumUncontrollable excitement
AnimosityHostilities; violent hatreds; resentments
DeviationTurning off the usual or normal course
DubiousDoubtful; uncertain
MaliciousIntentional mischievous harm or spite
HomageSomething done or given in respect
LaudablePraiseworthy
PerturbTo upset or disturb
PrecariousInsecure
VerityTruth
GarretAttic
NoxiousHarmful
AversionDislike
CandorHonesty
ProcureTo obtain or get
PrevailOvercome; predominate


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