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Week 10 Vocabulary. Perplex (verb) Perplexity (noun) Perplexed (adjective). To cause confusion or puzzlement; confusion, puzzlement; to be confused or puzzled. Math problems often perplex students. You look perplexed . The large book put the students into a state of perplexity . .

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perplex verb perplexity noun perplexed adjective
Perplex (verb) Perplexity (noun) Perplexed (adjective)
  • To cause confusion or puzzlement; confusion, puzzlement; to be confused or puzzled.
  • Math problems often perplex students.
  • You look perplexed.
  • The large book put the students into a state of perplexity.
reassure verb
Reassure (verb)
  • To say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of someone.
  • My mother reassured me that there are no such things as vampires.
declivity noun
Declivity (noun)
  • A descending slope
  • The cabin is precariously perched on a declivity of the mountain\'s northern face.
ensnare verb
Ensnare (verb)
  • To catch in a trap.
  • The rabbit was ensnared by the carrot and shoebox trick.
  • Parents sometimes try to ensnare their teenagers ina lie.
inquire verb
Inquire (verb)
  • To ask for information from someone; to investigate further
  • I would like to inquire about the price of the car.
beseech verb
Beseech (verb)
  • To ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.
  • Teachers often beseech their students to do their homework!
obligation noun
Obligation (noun)
  • An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
  • I have an obligation to make sure you learn vocabulary.
mincing verb
Mincing (verb)
  • Elegant in gait, manner, and speech; walking with short steps.
  • To chop, grind, or cut into very small pieces; to soften or moderate in order to be polite (Needs a direct object)
  • He saw a chicken go mincing by, so he ran after it.
    • I did not mince my words when he made me upset.
perturb verb
Perturb (verb)
  • To make someone anxious or unsettled
  • It perturbs me when I go home and there are dirty dishes all over the place.
cantankerous adjective
Cantankerous (adjective)
  • Bad tempered, uncooperative, argumentative
  • The cantankerous old man yelled at everyone who crossed in front of his yard.
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