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Unit 2

adjourn

to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place (SYN: postpone, suspend, discontinue)

alien

a citizen of another country; foreign, strange (SYN: exotic, unfamiliar)

comely

having a pleasing appearance (SYN: good-looking, attractive, bonny)

compensate

to make up for; to repay for services (SYN: pay back, reimburse, recompense)

dissolute

loose in one's morals or behavior (SYN: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt)

erratic

not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable (SYN: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable)

expulsion

the process of driving or forcing out (SYN: ejection, ouster, eviction)

feint

a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of (SYN: trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff)

fodder

food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose (SYN: feed, provender)

fortify

to strengthen, build up (SYN: reinforce, shore up)

illegible

difficult or impossible to read (SYN: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled)

jeer

to make fun of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark of derision (SYN: laugh at, mock, taunt)

lucrative

bringing in money; profitable (SYN: gainful, moneymaking)

mediocre

average, ordinary, undistinguished (SYN: run-of-the-mill)

proliferate

to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly (SYN: multiply, mushroom, burgeon)

subjugate

to conquer by force, bring under complete control (SYN: subdue, vanquish, master)

sully

to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch (SYN: pollute, taint, smear)

tantalize

to tease, torment by teasing (SYN: tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water)

terse

brief and to the point (SYN: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet)

unflinching

firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back (SYN: resolute, steadfast, unwavering)

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