Midterm Vocab Def

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Rabid

Furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected w/rabies

Sardonic

grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

Diligent

hardworking, industrious, not lazy

Morose

having a gloomy or sullen manner, not friendly or sociable

Pliant

bending readily, easily influenced

Unflinching

firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

Lucrative

bringing in money, profitable

Condone

to pardon or overlook

Atone

to make up for

Flippant

lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy

Superfluous

exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

Pilfer

to steal in small quantities

Assurance

a pledge, freedom from doubt, self-confidence

Larceny

theft

Biased

Favoring one side unduly, prejudiced

Shoddy

of poor quality, characterized by inferior workmanship

Adjourn

to stop proceedings temporarily, move to another place

Militant

given to fighting, active and aggressive in support of a cause, an activist

Realm

a kingdom, a region or field of study

Tenacious

holding fast, holding together firmly, persistent

Cumbersome

clumsy, hard to handle, slow-moving

Inundate

to flood, overflow, to overwhelm by numbers or size

Impoverished

poor, in a state of poverty, depleted

Compensate

to make up for, to repay for services

Hoodwink

to mislead by trick, deceive

Muddle

to make a mess of, muddle through, to get by, a hopeless mess

Breach

an opening, gap, rupture, rift, a violation or infraction, (v) to create an opening, break through

Perennial

lasting for a long time, persistent, a plant that lives for many years

Fortify

to strengthen, build up

Assimilate

to absorb fully or make one's own, to adopt as one's own, to adapt fully

Feint

a deliberately deceptive movement, a pretense, to make a deceptive movement, to make a pretense of

Venture

a risky or daring undertaking, to expose to danger, to dare

Succumb

to give way to superior force, yield

Altercation

an angry argument

Diffuse

to spread or scatter freely or widely, wordy, long-winded, or unfocused, scattered or widely spread

Predispose

to incline to beforehand

Warp

to twist out of shape, an abnormality

Hamper

to hold back

Prattle

to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way, to babble, N baby talk, babble

Terse

brief and to the point

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