Leo- English vocab lesson 3

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Lesson 3 - vocab - English - 10/29/2012

abate

diminish in force or intensity; let up; moderate;subside

cower

crouch in fear from something that threatens;
cringe;quail

crest

highest part
top;summit

devise

make up;
concoct; formulate ;design

din

steady loud noise;
uproar; racket; tumult

entreat

ask earnestly; plead with;
beg; beseech; implore; importune

feasible

capable of being done;
doable; possible; practicable; viable

groundless

without foundation; uncalled for;
baseless; gratuitous

horde

large, moving crowd;
multitude; throng; mob

loom

come into view indistinctly; take shape;
appear; emerge

patron

regular customer;
client, supporter

persist

go on despite difficulty; refuse to give up;
persevere; continue

prone

having a natural bent or tendency;
inclined; disposed; apt

prudent

showing sound judgment;
sensible; wise; judicious; discreet

rouse

bring out of a state of inactivity;
wake; stir; excite; provoke

scoff

show scornful disapproval;
sneer; jeer; gibe

sham

something not what it is supposed to be;
hoax; fake

spurn

reject disdainfully; turn down;
decline; refuse; scorn

timid

easily frightened;
afraid; timorous; shy

unkempt

not near or orderly;
uncombed; disheveled, untidy; slovenly

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