TKM Vocabulary. Amiable - . (Adj.) Friendly, kind, agreeable. The sweet, new neighbor was very amiable when he greeted us at his front door. Assuage - . (V.) To lessen; to make milder; to relieve.
(Adj.) Friendly, kind, agreeable
The sweet, new neighbor was very amiablewhen he greeted us at his front door.
(V.) To lessen; to make milder; to relieve
You canassuage the feelings of guilt from doing something bad by doing something nice for someone.
(Adj.) Hard to get along with; ill-natured; quarrelsome
Stalter and Waldorf are cantankerous old men who heckle the other Muppets by making many sarcastic remarks.
(Adj.) Referring to indirect evidence or accompanying events that lead someone to believe that something actually happened
The evidence was circumstantial and not enough to prove any guilt.
(Adj.) Scornful; showing an attitude that something is worthless or beneath notice
The mysterious man next door is very contemptuous towards young children who he refers to as rotten trouble makers.
(Adj.) Fond of arguing; quarrelsome
The lawyer is of a contentious nature in the courtroom when he is trying to prove his case.
(V.) To support; to make more certain
The children must corroborate their innocence if they wish to escape punishment from the principal.
(N.) The way a person acts or behaves
His sudden change in deportment lead us to suspect that something had happened to him.
(Adj.) Small; tiny
Even the most diminutive detail in a trial can lead to a change in the jury’s verdict.
(Adj.) Acting in a way that is unusual, peculiar, or out of the ordinary
She was a very eccentric woman who enjoyed expressing her creativity, but we never considered her to be a threat to anyone.
(N.) Moral or spiritual instruction or improvement
The lady claims that she attends church every single Sunday for some edification.
(N.) A going out; a departure or emigration
The coming of summer results in a great exodus of people in our town to the beach.
(Adj.) Inclined to cause trouble; cranky; peevish
The teacher placed the fractious student at the front of the room to keep an eye on him.
(Adj.) Stealthy; done in secret
The suspects had to be very furtive to pull off this crime in the middle of the day!
(N.) Claiming to hold beliefs or virtues that one does not really possess
The police officer was accused of hypocrisy when he was caught speeding down the highway.
(Adj.) Evil; harmful; malicious
When Grurevealed his freeze ray, the people at the coffee shop knew he had malevolent intentions to ensure he was first in line.
(V.) To calm; pacify; to soften in temper
The young mother had to mollify her toddler when he threw a temper tantrum in the grocery store.
(N.) Shame; humiliation
The student felt mortification when he heard the principal call his mother on the phone.
(Adj.) Noisy; unruly; difficult to control
Because the class was being so obstreperous, they all received lunch detention for the entire week.
(Adj.) Inclined to silence; quiet and stern in manner
Kelly was known to be taciturn and would not talk to the other students in the class.