Vocab for TWT

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Tawdry

Showy but cheap and of poor quality

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Chagrin

Distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated

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Enigmatic

Difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious

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Protocol

The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions

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Nostalgia

Characterized by or exhibiting feeling of nostalgia

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dubious

Hesitating or doubting

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sequester

Isolate or hideaway

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mange

a skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and occasionally communicable to humans. It typically causes severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions

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brackish

slightly salty, as is the mixture of river water and seawater in estuaries

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charade

an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance

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ominous

giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen

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disheveled

(of a person's hair, clothes, or appearance) untidy; disordered

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feeble

lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness

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bequeath

leave (a personal estate or one's body) to a person or other beneficiary by a will

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insignia

a badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem

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Harangue (pronounced ha-RANG)

a lengthy and aggressive speech

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Masticate

chew (food)

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Jovial

cheerful and friendly

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Mea culpa

an acknowledgment of one's fault or error

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poignant

evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret

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Levity

the treatment of a serious matter with humor of a lack of due respect

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Carbolic

disinfectants to clean wounds; disinfectant soap using phenol

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