9th voc lessons 13-14

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implement

tool; instrument; (v) to carry out; accomplish; fulfill

surmount

(v) to overcome; to rise abouve; to be above or on top of

adversary

an opponent; an enemy

wrangle

(n) a noisy quarrel or brawl; (v) to quarrel or bicker; to herd (livestock)

homage

something done or given to show respect or honor

precedent

an act that serves as an example for later acts

acknowledge

to admit; to recognize the rights or authority of; to express thanks for

objective

(adj) real, true; detatched without prejudice; (n) a purpose; something aimed for

elude

to escape from or avoid; to escape the understanding of

exploit

(n) a bold or brilliant act; (v) to use to full advantage; to make unfair use of

lax

loose or slack; relaxed; careless; not strict

evict

to force a person by law to leave a building the person has leased or rented; to force out

ostracize

to shut out or exclude from a group; to banish

incompatible

unable to agree or get along; conflicting

solvent

able to meet financial obligations; (n) a aliquid capable of dissolving another substance

subsequent

later; coming after; following in time

formidable

hard to overcome or deal with; causing fear

addicted

given up to a habit or compulsion

radical

(adj) favoring basic or drastic change; extreme departure from the usual

defraud

(v) to take away or deprive of a right or property; to swindle

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