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Week 26

1

modest

quiet or humble in manner or appearance

Although Mr. Phillips is well-off financially, he lives in a modest, simple home.

2

propriety

appropriateness of behavior

Anyone who blows his nose on the tablecloth has no sense of propriety.

3

prudent

exercising good judgment or common sense

It wouldn’t be prudent to act until you’ve considered every possible outcome.

4

serene

calm

The quiet seaside resort provided a much-needed vacation in a serene locale.

5

staid

unemotional; serious

Mr. Carver had such a staid demeanor that he remained calm while everyone else celebrated the team’s amazing victory.

6

stoic

indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive

Not one to complain, Jason was stoic in accepting his punishment.

7

condemn

to express strong disapproval of; denounce

Homer Simpson condemned Mayor Quimby for allowing the schoolchildren to drink spoiled milk; he was outraged and let the mayor know it.

8

discredit

to cause to be doubted

The claim that pi is exactly equal to 3 can be discredited simply by careful measurement.