Vocabulary from “A Retrieved Reformation” 1. alibi

Vocabulary from “A Retrieved Reformation”
1. alibi
the defense by an accused person of having been elsewhere at the time
an alleged offense was committed; an excuse, especially to avoid blame.
2. allusions
a reference to a person, place, or thing in another artistic work
3. anguish
great suffering from worry
4. assiduously
carefully and busily
5. clemency
leniency; mercy
6. compromise
an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims,
principles, etc.
7. compulsory
mandatory; required
8. elusive
difficult to find; cleverly or skillfully evasive
9. embezzle
to steal or fraudulently take funds or property entrusted to one’s care
10. Eminent
prominent; high in status; important
11. genial
friendly, warm, cheerful
12. irony
when the opposite of what is expected happens
13. novelty
new, unique
14. queer
weird; unconventional
15. reformation
the act of changing or modifying
16. retribution
punishment for wrongdoing
17. scant
small; barely amounting to much
18. simultaneously at the same time
19. unobtrusively without calling attention to oneself
20. virtuous
moral; upright
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