Building an Enriched Vocabulary Level A: Lesson 2

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adverse

unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile

arid

extremely dry, uninteresting, dull

assailant

a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)

billow

a large wave
to rise or swell like a wave

confront

to meet face to face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with

constrain

to force, compel; to restrain, hold back

contempory

belonging to the same period of tine as oneself
a person of the same time

depict

to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture

disinterested

fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent

encompass

to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; include with a certain group or class

groundless

without any good reason or cause, unjustified

hypocrite

a person who pretends to be who he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person

incomprehensible

impossible to understand

manipulate

to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage.

maximum

the greatest possible amount or degree
reaching the greatest possible amount or degree

mimic

a person who does imitations
to imitate, to make fun of

ruffle

to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through
a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat

serene

peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear or free of storm; magestic, grand

sheepish

embarrassed; resemblingna sheep on meekness, timid

stamina

the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power

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