A Tale of Two Cities - Part 2 Vocab

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Dismal (adj.)

Causing dejection

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Pore (verb)

Direct one's attention on something

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Trepidation (noun)

A feeling of alarm or dread

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Deprecate (verb)

Express strong disapproval of; deplore

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Efficacy (noun)

Capacity or power to produce a desired result

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Convivial (adj.)

Occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

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Cogitate (verb)

Consider carefully and deeply

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Pillory (noun)

A wooden instrument of punishment on a post

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Indictment (noun)

An accusation of wrongdoing

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Reproach (noun)

A mild rebuke or criticism

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Auspicious (adj.)

Indicating favorable circumstances and good luck

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Immolate (verb)

Kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire

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Unimpeachable (adj.)

Beyond doubt or reproach

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Malign (verb)

Speak unfavorably about

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Plaintive (adj.)

Expressing sorrow

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Verdict (noun)

Finding of a jury on issues submitted to it for decision

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Throng (noun)

A large gathering of people

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Vehemence (noun)

Intensity or forcefulness of expression

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Acquitted (adj.)

Declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime

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Barrister (noun)

A British lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law

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Glib (adj.)

Artfully persuasive in speech

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Unscrupulous (adj.)

Without principles

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Congenial (adj.)

Suitable to your needs

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Compunction (noun)

A feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed

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Incessant (adj.)

Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

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Fetter (noun)

A shackle for the ankles or feet

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Tribunal (noun)

An assembly to conduct judicial business

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Abject (adj.)

Most unfortunate or miserable

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Propitiate (verb)

Make peace with

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Clemency (noun)

Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders

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Obstinate (adj.)

Marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

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Plaintiff (noun)

A person who brings an action in a court of law

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Abnegate (verb)

Deny or renounce

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Vociferate (verb)

Utter in a very loud voice

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Refractory (adj.)

Stubbornly resistant to authority or control

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