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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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Week 10 vocabulary

Week 10 Vocabulary


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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