Notebook - Formal 5

bough

(noun) (or: literary) a large branch of a tree

supplication

(noun) the act of asking for something with a very humble request or prayer

prerogative

(noun) a right or advantage belonging to a particular person or group because of their importance or social position

proffer

(verb) to offer something to somebody, by holding it out to them

proffer

(verb) to offer something such as advice or an explanation

rudiments

(noun) the most basic or essential facts of a particular subject, skill, etc. (=basics)

peremptory

(adj) (disap.) (especially of somebody's manner or behaviour) expecting to be obeyed immediately and without question or refusal

conciliate

(verb) to make somebody less angry or more friendly, especially by being kind and pleasant or by giving them something

beguile

(verb) to trick somebody into doing something, especially by being nice to them

beguile

(verb) to attract or interest somebody

aphorism

(noun) a short phrase that says something true or wise

aphoristic

(adj) (of a short phrase) that says something true or wise

flay

(verb) to criticize somebody/yourself severely

paramount

(adj) having the highest position or the greatest power

err

(verb) (old-fashioned) to make a mistake

imbibe

(verb) to absorb something, especially information

imbibe

(verb) (or: humourous) to drink something, especially alcohol

non sequitur

(noun) a statement that does not seem to follow what has just been said in any natural or logical way

prowess

(noun) great skill at doing something

seditious

(adj) intended to encourage people to oppose a government

superfluous

(adj) more than you need or want (=unnecessary)

eschew

(verb) to deliberately avoid or keep away from something

bombastic

(adj) (of somebody's words) sounding important but having little meaning and used to impress people

belie

(verb) to give a false impression of somebody/something

belie

(verb) to show that something cannot be true or correct