WW 8 Lesson 20

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WW 8 Lesson 20

alienate

v. to cause to feel unfriendly where friendliness once existed.

fervent

adj. having or showing great warmth or deep feeling; intensely eager.

forbearance

n. a showing of self-control or patience.

gullible

adj. easily tricked or cheated; too trusting.

hindrance

n. any person or thing that is an obstacle.

inflammatory

adj. causing anger or trouble.

ordain

v. to order or prearrange.

ovation

n. an enthusiastic reception; long and loud applause.

overt

adj. not hidden; public.

recant

v. to take back an opinion or statement; to confess to being wrong.

rejoinder

n. a reply to what has been said.

reproach

v. to find fault with; to blame.

servile

adj. like a slave; excessively humble.

surpass

v. to exceed or go beyond.

vilify

v. to make insulting remarks about; to slander.

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