Vocabulary 7 - Unit 15

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abase

to lower in esteem, degrade

actuate

to move to action

avert

to turn aside, turn away

boorish

rude, unrefined

brunt

the main impact, force, or burden

combatant

a fighter

dormant

inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping

dubious

causing uncertainty or suspicion

harangue

to deliver a loud, ranting speech

harry

to make a destructive raid on

impenitent

not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors of offenses

knave

a tricky, unprincipled, deceitful fellow

legion

a large military force; any large group or number

liberality

generosity, generous act

plaintiff

one who begins a lawsuit

probe

to examine, investigate thoroughly

protract

to draw out or lengthen in space or time

quarry

to cut or take from

spurn

to refuse with scorn, disdain

subterfuge

an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something

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