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English Vocabulary – Day 1

Posted by mtwinkle on June 10, 2007

Cajole / coax – urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

One of Virgil’s great accomplishments was his ability to charm, cajole, weasel people out of their bad moods, especially when their bads moods inconvenienced him.

Caucus (noun, verb)- A group of like-minded people with shared concerns

Collude – Act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose


wine made the guest expansive

an expansive lifestyle

Resilience – An occurrence of rebounding or springing back

Splendor – A quality that outshines the usual

it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor

From the Bhagavad Gita, the jewel of Sanskrit literature : If the light of a thousand suns suddenly arose in the sky, that splendor might be compared to the radiance of the Supreme Spirit.

Frantic – Excessively agitated; some violent emotion

frantic with anger and frustration”

something frantic in their gaiety”

Repeal – an official or legal cancellation

Amnesty – Grant a pardon to (a group of people)

 retrospective   –  Concerned with or related to the past, An exhibition of a representative selection of an artist’s life work

eg. Karl Sims Retrospective

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