guile – (noun) crafty or artful deception When Nikki realized that she couldn’t win the support of her parents honestly, she resorted to guile in an effort to convince them to expand her curfew.
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acrid – (adjective) unpleasantly sharp This cleaning fluid has an acrid smell that is just awful! If this is what clean smells like, I say long live dirt!
stalwart – (adjective) strong and brave Although they were exhausted and undermanned, the citizens of the town proved to be stalwart souls as they worked through the night to make sure the levees did not fail.
filch – (verb) to steal The teenager filched a pack of Skittles while no one was looking and then fled from the store. She was caught later.
forthright – (adjective) straight to the point; direct The student’s forthright admission of guilt was appreciated by the principal, who reduced his suspension.
pacify – (verb) to bring to a state of peace; to appease In an effort to pacify her child, the mother gave her daughter her blanket and bottle, hoping it would quiet her crying.
wane – (verb) to decrease in strength The moon wanes, or shrinks, with each cycle. It is such a beautiful and mysterious process.
adroit – (adjective) cleverly skillful Annie is quite adroit when it comes to video games.