ENGLISH AMBITIOUS VACABOULARY

Abhor
To regard with horror, to hate deeply. E.G. he abhorred sexism in every from.
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Aimable
Agreeable/ friendly/ good natured E.G. the aimable young man greeted me enthusiastically
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Avarice
Greed, especially for wealth E.G. he was rich beyond the dreams of avarice
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Callous
Emotionally hardened/ unfeeling/ cruel E.G. his callous comments about the murder made me shiver
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Coerce
To persuade someone or do sth using force and threats E.G. he was coerced into giving evidence
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Cynical
Believing that people are merely motivated by self interest/ distrustful of human sincerity/ selfish E.G. he was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob of the story
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Decry
Express strong disapproval of sth E.G. They decried human rights
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Deferential
Respectful in a submissive way E.G. Women were deferential in Jacobean era
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Despot
A ruler/ other person with tyrannical control over his people E.G. we must not support such despots by arming them
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Agreeable/ friendly/ good natured E.G. the aimable young man greeted me enthusiastically

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Aimable

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Greed, especially for wealth E.G. he was rich beyond the dreams of avarice

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Emotionally hardened/ unfeeling/ cruel E.G. his callous comments about the murder made me shiver

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To persuade someone or do sth using force and threats E.G. he was coerced into giving evidence

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