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English Vocab – Daily Digest , Day Eight

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English vocabulary

  1. Arraign

verb – to call before court to answer an indictment; Summons.
noun – a legal document for calling to court.

 

  1. Entrenched

verb – fix firmly or securely.
adjective – Dug in

 

  1. Coerce

verb – to cause to do through pressure or necessity, bt physical/moral/intellectual means.
synonym – hale, squeeze.

 

Coercion

noun – the act of compelling by force of authority.

 

  1. Predisposition

noun – susceptibility to a pathogen
synonym – sensitivity.

 

  1. Ostensible

adjective – appearing such as but not necessarily so.
synonym – apparent, seeming.

 

  1. Adamant

noun – very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem.
synonym – diamond, inflexible.
adjective – impervious to pleas/persuasion/requests.

 

  1. Cordial

adjective – diffusing warmth & friendliness.
synonym – affable, amiable, genial.

 

  1. Contention

noun – a dispute where there is strong disagreement. Or a point asserted as part of an argument.
synonym – controversy, tilt, disputation.
Contentious – adverb
Contentiousness – noun
 

  1. Mollify

verb – to make less rigid or to make softer.
Verb – to cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.
Synonym – pacify, lenify, conciliate, appease, assuage.

 

  1. Expletive

noun – profane or obscene expression of surprise or anger.
synonym – curse, oath, swearing.

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