The Story of My Life Glossary

The Story of My Life Glossary

amenity

a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place

caress

touch or stroke gently or lovingly

desultory

lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm

devious

showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals

ebb

the movement of the tide out to sea

emphatic

showing or giving emphasis, expressing something forcibly and clearly

fragile

easily broken or damaged

fragrance

a pleasant, sweet smell

hospitality

the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers

illuminate

light up

luminous

bright or shining, esp. in the dark

melee

a confused mass of people

opportune

well-chosen or particularly favorable or appropriate

perseverance

steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

piazza

a public square or marketplace, esp. in an Italian town

prattle

talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way

relic

an object surviving from an earlier time, esp. one of historical or sentimental interest

reluctant

unwilling and hesitant

repentance

remorse

vexed

difficult and much debated, problematic

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