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Week 10 Vocabulary
Perplex (verb) Perplexity (noun) Perplexed (adjective) To cause confusion or puzzlement; confusion, puzzlement; to be confused or puzzled. Math problems often perplex students. You look perplexed. The large book put the students into a state of perplexity.
Reassure (verb) To say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of someone. My mother reassured me that there are no such things as vampires.
Declivity (noun) A descending slope The cabin is precariously perched on a declivity of the mountain's northern face.
Ensnare (verb) To catch in a trap. The rabbit was ensnared by the carrot and shoebox trick. Parents sometimes try to ensnare their teenagers in a lie.
Inquire (verb) To ask for information from someone; to investigate further I would like to inquire about the price of the car.
Beseech (verb) To ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat. Teachers often beseech their students to do their homework!
Obligation (noun) An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment. I have an obligation to make sure you learn vocabulary.
Mincing (verb) Elegant in gait, manner, and speech; walking with short steps. To chop, grind, or cut into very small pieces; to soften or moderate in order to be polite (Needs a direct object) He saw a chicken go mincing by, so he ran after it. I did not mince my words when he made me upset.
Perturb (verb) To make someone anxious or unsettled It perturbs me when I go home and there are dirty dishes all over the place.
Cantankerous (adjective) Bad tempered, uncooperative, argumentative The cantankerous old man yelled at everyone who crossed in front of his yard.