6th vocabulary unit 11

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alias

an assumed name, especially used to hide one's identity; otherise called

amble

to walk slowly, stroll; an easy pace; a leisurely walk

burly

Big and Strong; muscular

distort

to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape

dogged

persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up

dumbfounded

so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered

extinct

no longer in existence; no longer active; gone out of use

fossil

the petrified remains or traces of an animal or plant that lived in the past; an extremely old-fashioned person or thing; having qualities that belong to a remote past

grit

very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; to grind; to make a grating sound

inevitable

sure to happen, unavoidable

ingrained

fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being

meteoric

Resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's

parody

a humorous or ridiculous imitation; to make fun of something by imitating it

prevail

to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging

rend

(v.) to tear to pieces; split violently apart (past tense, rent)

replenish

to fill again, make good, replace

rummage

to search through, investigate the contents of; an active search; a collection of odd items

skimp

to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to

sleuth

a detective

vandalism

deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property

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