Vocabulary Word Flash Cards
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A simple story used to explain an idea especially a religious one
A simple story used to explain an idea especially a moral truth using animals as characters
Being flippant, superficial or frivolous about a serious subject in an attempt to appear funny or clever
Engaging in numerous casual sexual affairs with women
1. Non governmental interference beyond in economic affairs beyond peace and property rights 2. Doesn't interfere
A large painful boil or swelling under the skin
A raised road or track across low or wet ground
1. Able to burn skin by chemical reaction. 2. A very hurtful remark
Very polite behaviour shown by a man towards a woman
1. Find a way round. 2. Overcome a problem in a clever way
A fortress (typically one on high ground above a city)
The skills, knowledge and experience possessed by individuals in terms of their value to an organisation
Sad because the person you love does not love you
A highly emotional expression of feelings
Only interested in yourself
undue pride in ones self
Undue awareness of oneself; shy and easily embarrassed, feeling nervous when seen by other people
A decision not to do or have something you want
confidence in one's own worth
Allowing yourself to do anything you enjoy