Vocabulary Word Flash Cards
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The quality of being unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings.
A prostitute with a wealthy or upper-class client
A daily report of the activities and public engagements of the royal family members
Good manners, cultivated and refined
1. A sudden, violent and illegal seizure of power from a government. 2. Achievement of something difficult
Polite, respectful or considerate
1.Pretends to be shy. 2. Unwilling to talk about something
Excessively harsh and severe
To do something but behave as if you are descending from a superior position to do it
Allowing water to pass through
A person or thing that is mysterious or hard to understand
Make someone feel completely baffled
Work together on a matter of mutual concern, or as a link between people or organisations
Moral corruption; wickedness
An unexpected or inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behaviour
A thing made up of a number of different parts ; big corporation formed by merger of several companies.
To swell due to pressure from the inside
Element placed at the start of a word to adjust or qualify its meaning; word, letter or number placed before another; add something at the beginning
A letter or several letters added to the end of a word to make a new word, e.g. clue, clueless