Part 1.

affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
agape
with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
amicable
characterized by friendship and good will
appalled
struck with fear, dread, or consternation
assumption
the act of taking something for granted
astute
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

 

Part 2.

atonicity
lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
bacchanalian
used of riotously drunken merrymaking
bale
a large bundle bound for storage or transport
ballpark
a facility in which ball games are played
bayou
a swampy arm or slow-moving outlet of a lake
beatific
resembling or befitting an angel or saint

 

Part 3.

brochure
a small book usually having a paper cover
brook
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
brusque
rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner
cachinnate
laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way
calumniate
charge falsely or with malicious intent
carping
persistent petty and unjustified criticism

 

Part 4.

carte blanche
complete freedom or authority to act
causal
involving an entity that produces an effect
chaste
abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
chore
a specific piece of work required to be done
commiserate
feel or express sympathy or compassion
communal
for or by a group rather than individuals

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2020-04-17