04 February 2015

Vocab 2/4/15

captious (adj.) -- marked by a disposition to find and point out trivial faults

defunct (adj.) -- having ceased to exist or live

scruple (n) -- 1. an uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action 2. a unit of apothecary weight equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains

amiable (adj.) -- friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable

belie (v) -- to give a false representation to; misrepresent

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