Essentials: IEW cycle 2 vocab

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intrepid

Adj: fearless
Synonyms: brave, courageous, undaunted, audacious

dilapidated

Adj: partly ruined; broken down
Synonyms: rickety, deteriorating, in disrepair

massive

Adj: huge
Synonyms: colossal, gigantic, immense, vast

fetid

Adj: stinky
Synonyms: rank, foul, putrid

stunned

Adj: shocked
Synonyms: dazed, stupefied, astounded

flee

V: to run away, as from danger
Synonyms: dash, bolt, retreat

desecrate

V: to destroy the beauty or holiness of a scared place
Synonyms: defile, profane, degrade, corrupt

tenacious

Adj: not giving up
Synonyms: persistent, determined, steadfast, resolved

extol

V: to praise highly
Synonyms: laud, exalt, commend, acclaim

fatigued

Adj: tired or worn out
Synonyms: weary, exhausted

rebuke

V:to blame or find fault with
Synonyms: chide, reprove, reproach, criticize

intrigued

Adj: curious or fascinated by something
Synonyms: absorbed, captivated, enthralled, aroused

pursue

V: to chase
Synonyms: stalk, trail, hound, track

hastily

Adv: quickly and with little thought
Synonyms: rashly, hurriedly, impulsively

vacant

Adj: empty
Synonyms: void, abandoned

credible

Adj: believable
Synonyms: veracious, forthright, plausible, well-grounded

uniform

Adj: of the same form or manner with others
Synonyms: consistent, compatible

perturbed

Adj: annoyed
Synonyms: upset, unsettle, agitate

foremost

Adj: first in time, place, or order
Synonyms: chief, headmost, paramount

reform

N an improvement
V to make better
Synonyms: verbs: adapt, adjust, change
nouns:amendment, correction

bestow

V: to give or grant
Synonyms: award, bequeath, favor, entrust

devout

Adj: devoted to religion
Synonyms: adherent, ardent, faithful

renowned

Adj: famous; of good reputation
Synonyms: distinguished, celebrated, acclaimed, lauded

proficient

Adj: skilled or expert
Synonyms: accomplished, capable, savvy, skillful

apprehend

V: to seize
Synonyms: capture, nab, bust

stymied

V: blocked
Synonyms: arrest, deter, hinder, obstruct, prevent

plummet

V: to drop straight down
Synonyms: crash, collapse, descend, plunge

interminable

Adj: seemingly endless
Synonyms: boundless, ceaseless, everlasting, incessant, wearisome

feeble

Adj: weak
Synonyms: decrepit, powerless, inefficient, ineffectual, lame

clad

V: clothed
Synonyms: attire, outfit, equip, guise

scorn

V: reject with disgust
Synonyms: abominate, detest, loathe, despise

elite

Adj: a socially superior group
Synonyms: top-notch, aristocratic, noble, exclusive, choice

smug

Adj: highly pleased with oneself; complacent
Synonyms: overconfident, vain, overproud

agile

Adj: able to move quickly and easily
Synonyms: well-coordinated, swift, rapid

indolent

Adj: lazy
Synonyms: idle, do-nothing, slothful

impeccable

Adj: perfect
Synonyms: faultless, flawless, complete

embellished

V: to decorate; to make more interesting by adding fanciful details

imminent

Adj: happening soon

bewildered

Adj: puzzled

melancholy

Adj: gloomy; causing sadness

disclosed

V: to uncover or reveal

dislodge

V: to remove; to force out

scowl

V: to look angry

contrite

Adj: sincerely sorry

ludicrous

Adj: ridiculous

relish

V: to like very much

capriciously

Adv: acting without apparent reason or cause

abashed

V: to be made embarrassed

contrive

V: to scheme

serene

Adj: calm and peaceful

toil

V: to work hard; to labor

devious

Adj: round about; not according to the normal plan

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