All English vocab

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intrepid

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

impoverished

poor enough to need help from others

intricate

complicated; difficult to understand

annihilate

to destroy completely

reprieve

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

slapdash

marked by great carelessness

pliant

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

hamper

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

arduous

difficult to accomplish

supplant

to take the place of, supersede

latent

hidden, present but not realized

defray

to pay for

credible

capable of being believed

brazenly

boldly, shamelessly

facilitate

make easier

diligently

showing care and effort in your work or duties

adherent

a follower, supporter; attached, sticking to

cumbersome

Clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving

brigand

a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

mediocre

of no exceptional quality or ability

usurper

one who seizes power or property without right

pauper

an extremely poor person

lucrative

Bringing in money; profitable

surmount

be or do something to a greater degree

circumspect

careful, cautious

commandeer

take arbitrarily or by force

erratic

likely to perform unpredictably

abridge

condense or shorten

relinquish

to retire from; give up or abandon

altercation

an angry argument

subjugate

put down by force or intimidation

accomplice

a person who takes part in a crime

larceny

the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

prim

overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

bias

influence in an unfair way

dissent

the act of protesting

jeer

laugh at with contempt and derision

dilemma

a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

inanimate

appearing dead

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger

terse

brief and to the point

dissolute

Loose in one's morals or behavior

unflinching

Firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

condone

overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse

hoodwink

to mislead by a trick, deceive

fortify

make strong or stronger

anarchy

total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder

dissent

the act of protesting

debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

illegible

difficult or impossible to read

fodder

Food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

admonish

warn strongly

pompous

overly self-important in speech and manner

subjugate

put down by force or intimidation

alien

a person who comes from a foreign country

access

a way of entering or leaving

rift

a split, break, breach

predispose

To make something more likely to happen before it does

exorcise

to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive

pilfer

to steal in small quantities

sully

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

lucrative

profitable

auspicious

favorable

trite

repeated too often

spurious

plausible but false

ghastly

gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

eminent

standing above others in quality or position

retrieve

get or find back

abscond

run away

disentangle

free from involvement or entanglement

rectify

make right or correct

revile

spread negative information about

tenacious

holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

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