Vocabulary from “A Retrieved Reformation” 1. alibi

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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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